Pomona police recovered about 150 pounds of marijuana and several ounces of methamphetamine when they went to a Pomona residence in response to a call from the neighborhood, police said Monday.
Officers went to the home in the 300 block of East Bonita Avenue at 6 p.m. Sunday to check out a report of possible marijuana cultivation and found “several large marijuana plants growing in the rear yard of the location,” said Pomona police Corporal Manny Ramos.
“As officers were conducting their investigation, the occupant of the location began to destroy the marijuana plants,” Ramos said. Officers secured the location while they awaited a search warrant.
After the warrant arrived, officers recovered “approximately 150 pounds of marijuana, several ounces of methamphetamine, miscellaneous possible stolen property and a large amount of ammunition,” he said.
Forty-year-old Gary Lewis was arrested at the scene and booked at the Pomona City Jail, with bail set at $30,000, Ramos said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s inmate records indicate Lewis is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 30.
—City News Service
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