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Marijuana Bust in Santa Clarita, a.k.a., Setting of 'Weeds'

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There's something similar about Weeds on Showtime and today's marijuana bust in the Santa Clarita Valley. If you watch the TV show and know the SCV, you know that it is filmed there (opening credits are very much the neighborhood of unincorporated Stevenson Ranch).

And now today, via the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station's Blog/RSS feed (see, SCV can be hip too), we find that "detectives discovered a substantial indoor marijuana grow estimated to contain more than 1,000 marijuana plants... Initial estimates indicate the street value of the plants at this marijuana grow would exceed one million dollars," the bloggish incident report states in a post from late this morning. In a phone interview with Sergeant Darren Harris who was at the scene all morning, he said detectives suspect the product to be of a higher quality, upping the estimate of the street value to at least three million dollars. The suspect, who was not home during the execution of the warrant was arrested later this morning when sheriff's spotted him driving back to the house.