Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered In Eastern Ventura County
More than 2,000 plants seized
While marijuana growing and use has been liberalized in California, larger scale grow operations still have to be licensed. In Ventura County, narcotics detectives say they just discovered a large scale unlicensed operation.
Investigators say they seized more than 2000 plants from a sophisticated grow operation off of East Tierra Rejada Road, between Simi Valley and Moorpark. There were several greenhouses, along with an irrigation system and generators.
They arrested Oscar Gonzales of Bakersfield on several narcotics charges. Two other people fled the scene, and were able to avoid arrest. The confiscated plants had an estimated street value of $3.5 million dollars.