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16 tons of marijuana seized at plant nursery in Long Beach

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About 16 tons of marijuana were seized at a plant nursery in Long Beach this week, authorities said Saturday.

Investigators served a search warrant at the Rolling Hills Nursery in the 6900 block of Orange Avenue in Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The marijuana, valued at $150 million to $300 million, depending on the quality, was discovered in two large storage containers on the property.

Four suspects were arrested at the scene and booked at the sheriff's Lakewood station, officials said in a statement.

The investigation, led by the sheriff's narcotics bureau, is ongoing. Authorities provided no additional information.

Anyone with information regarding this crime may call their local sheriff’s station. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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Photo: About 16 tons of marijuana was seized Thursday at a plant nursery in Long Beach. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 
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