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Authorities Make Million Dollar Plus Marijuana Seizure On Central Coast

(Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office photo)
Some of the cannabis seized from a Central Coast growing operation authorities say was fradulentely licensed

Santa Barbara County and state investigators seized more than a million dollars worth of cannabis and cannabis related products from what they say was an unlicensed growing operation on the Central Coast.

Investigators say the operation had fradulentely obtained some provisional growing licenses.

They got search warrants which were served at locations in Santa Barbara County, and Los Angeles County.  The operation was based outside of Lompoc, on Cebada Canyon Road.

Investigators say charges are being pursed against two people in connection with the operation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.