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Authorities Seize 3,900-Plus Cannabis Plants From Illegal Grow Site In Warner Springs

A marijuana plant is shown in this undated photo.
Kris Arciaga
A marijuana plant is shown in this undated photo.

More than 3,900 cannabis plants were seized by San Diego County Sheriff's Department personnel Friday after serving a search warrant at an illegal grow operation in Warner Springs.

San Diego County code compliance officers also discovered several dangerous violations and environmental-related crimes related to the operation.

The warrant was served at the site in the 30800 block of Chihuahua Valley Road at about 7 a.m., according to Sgt. Kamon Harris.


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Detectives seized 3,916 live cannabis plants that were valued at nearly $1.5 million. Investigators said they believe the cannabis was destined for unlicensed Southern California pot shops, Harris said.

The warrant was part of an investigation into illegal cannabis cultivation and sales in San Diego County and was issued following community concerns regarding illegal cannabis operations near schools and residential areas, Harris said.