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LAPD Saves 382 Pot Plants After FD Squelches Studio City Patio Fire

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LAFD responded to a fire in the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive in Studio City Sunday morning. The blaze was confined to the patio of the residence but upon entering the home, firefighters saw what appeared to be weed.

LAPD followed up and confiscated 382 marijuana plants -- approx. 48 pounds -- growing in the garage.

37-year-old Eric Porter of Studio City was later arrested and booked on suspicion of
felony cultivation of marijuana, in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to LAPD officer Mike Lopez.

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No word on whether or not Porter had a "please save my weed" sign on his front door but he's in luck tonight.

CBS2's report from the scene after the jump.