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Pot farm discovered inside Santa Ana warehouse

March 4, 2011 |  9:01 am

Santa Ana police Friday were investigating a large and sophisticated marijuana growing operation found inside a warehouse they raided.

“There were four very large rooms of marijuana in varying stages of growth,” said police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, referring to Thursday's discovery.

Police believe that every six weeks between $120,000 and $160,000 worth of pot was moved from the warehouse.

City records show that the last time the warehouse was licensed to be used as a legitimate business was in late 2009, Bertagna said.

“No other business was being run out of it at this time,” he said. “It was being solely used for the cultivation of marijuana.”

No arrests were made and an investigation was continuing.


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Photo: Indoor pot operation in Diamond Bar. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times