Elaborate marijuana grow systems were found at two Roland Heights homes. Photo via OnSceneTV
Elaborate marijuana grow systems were found at two Roland Heights homes. Photo via OnSceneTV

Sheriff’s narcotics investigators seized $1.8 million worth of marijuana from two homes in Rowland Heights, authorities said Wednesday.

The investigation began about two weeks ago when a neighbor reported smelling a strong marijuana odor from one of the homes.

The investigators conducted a surveillance operation on Tuesday and then obtained a search warrant at a residence in the 18600 block of La Guardia Street, according to Detective T. Simpson.

An elaborate marijuana grow system was found, as well as thousands of dollars in U.S. currency and 300 marijuana plants at various stages of growth, Simpson said.

In addition, grow lights, filters, oscillating fans and other equipment to attempt to prevent the odor from filtering outside the residence were also located.

Four men and two women were arrested and a child was placed in the protective care of the county Department of Children and Family Services.

A second search warrant was obtained for another home in the 1200 block of Lindengrove Avenue, Simpson said. Although no suspects were at the location, 646 marijuana plants were seized — the combined street value of the plants was estimated at $1.8 million.

Anyone with additional information on the case was asked to call Simpson at (909) 595-2264.

— City News Service

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