Two men suspected of operating an illegal indoor marijuana grow containing hundreds of plants in Moreno Valley were out of custody Friday.

Qinshun Chen, 65, and Zhoulin Zhong, 35, both of Diamond Bar, were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside Thursday on suspicion of operating a grow house, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of concentrated cannabis without a permit.

Chen and Zhong posted $5,000 bail and were released from jail within hours.

According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Marcos Acosta, deputies obtained information regarding a possible illegal cultivation operation within a house in the 13000 block of Sesame Road, just south of Cottonwood Avenue, culminating in a search warrant being served at the location about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies discovered about 1,200 cannabis plants in various stages of growth inside the house, Acosta alleged.

The investigation led to the suspects’ primary residence in the 24200 block of Gingerwood Place in Diamond Bar, where deputies seized “five pounds of processed marijuana, one firearm, over $140,000 cash and items related to the Moreno Valley marijuana grow,” the sergeant said.

The two men were taken into custody without incident.

Background information on the pair was not available.

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