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Four More Pot Houses Discovered in The SGV

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Dear People With Pot Houses,

Four more houses whose sole purpose was to harvest marijuana were raided by police in the San Gabriel Valley. This means at least a dozen homes have gotten popped in a month out there.

So either there are thousands of homes in the SGV growing weed, or the few who haven't gotten raided yet should learn from the mistakes of the others.

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Here are some things we've noticed.

- Most of the homes have been bypassing and/or stealing electricity from the electric companies. That's an easy way to be discovered. Only buy houses with solar panels. Or put solar panels on the roof that will power the lights.

- The neighbors are noticing houses that no one lives in. If it's true that these homes are yielding a street value $50 million worth of weed, lets assume the guy who grows it will make about $10, $15 million. Isn't it worth it to only make $9 million and keep one of the rooms habitable for someone to live in the house? Is it impossible to find a guy willing to live in a house alone for 6-8 months for $100,000 if he a) never invites anyone over other than the homeowner b) never tells anyone about the house c) cuts the grass gets the paper and makes himself seen on the block.