Cops Claim Busted California Marijuana Grow Worth $20 Million


Photo: Chino Police Department
So if this was such a great big grow op, why couldn’t they shown us a photo of the place BEFORE they screwed it up?

‚ÄčPolice in Chino, California, have raided a large and sophisticated marijuana grow operation inside a commercial building, seizing thousands of cannabis plants they claimed are worth up to $20 million.

When officers responded at 8:19 a.m. on Monday to a possible burglary after reports of a broken window on the building, the discovered the huge illegal operation inside the structure in the 13800 block of Magnolia Avenue in Chino on Monday morning, officials said, reports KTLA News.
What do you suppose the odds are that the supposed “broken window” was nothing but an excuse cops made up to illegally go inside and take a look around?

“Several thousand” marijuana plants in various stages of growth were found in the 4,000-square-foot rented commercial building, city spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden told reporter Melissa Pinion-Whitt at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Investigators used typical cop hyperbole in estimating the value of the plants, claiming they were worth “anywhere between $5 million and $20 million.”
Officers also confiscated what they claimed was $1.5 million worth of growing equipment.
Southern California Edison investigators estimated that about $20,000 in electricity had been stolen since the power was turned on in July.
No one was in the building when officers arrived. No arrests have been made in connection with the grow operation; police are “pursuing leads” and asking for public help.
Please don’t waste the nice investigators’ valuable time by calling in spurious “tips” to Officer Jacquez of the Chino Police Department at (909) 591-5527.