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Sheriff's Department Finds 1,800 Marijuana Plants in Fontana Home

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Photo via LASD


Photo via LASD
When you look at a cookie cutter suburban home, you just never know what's going on inside. Today, investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department discovered $2 million worth of marijuana plants when serving a warrant this morning on a Fontana grow house that had about 1,800 plants inside.

"The cultivation of marijuana is illegal and we will enforce the law to prevent these drugs from getting into the hands of children and adults," said Sheriff’s Captain Mike Parker, who was wowed by the number of plants found.

An anonymous tip three months ago led law enforcement on an investigation that ended today at Lanson Quin's home on the 5900 block of Wilshire Drive in Fontana. Quin, a 38-year-old Chinese man, was arrested by members of the Operation Safe Streets - Asian Gang Team.

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Earlier today, the DEA announced that a Fontana man -- no confirmed connection to this case -- was arrested while transporting 40,000 pounds of drugs. 37,000 pounds of it was marijuana.