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Who Wants To Be A Weedionaire: Illegal Grow House Raid Rolls Up $2.5 Million Worth Of Marijuana

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LA County Sheriff’s deputies seized as much as $2.5 million in marijuana from an illegal grow house operation on Thursday, reports KTLA. A month-long investigation of two locations (one in Alhambra, one in an unincorporated area in San Gabriel) believed to operated by 30-year-old convicted felon Joseph Hsu, produced in total over 440 plants, approximately 150 pounds of dried marijuana, two handguns and a shotgun.

Hsu was allegedly using a rented condominium as "a fully-operational indoor marijuana grow house," as well as an office on South Date Avenue, according to deputies, reports KTLA.

Hsu, arrested Thursday on narcotics and weapons charges, is being held on $35,000 bail. 22-year-old Pauline McDonnell of Redlands, also arrested on narcotics charges, had bail set at $22,000.