Man-beating-dog call leads to marijuana-growing bust
An animal cruelty investigation in rural Valley Center led to the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation with $20,000 of equipment and pot worth $300,000, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Deputies were responding Tuesday to a call about a man beating a dog when they noticed more than 100 marijuana plants inside a home, the department said.
The home allegedly had the lighting, irrigation system and other equipment to grow marijuana.
Four people were taken into custody, department officials said.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego