Parolee arrest reveals large residential marijuana grow

MORENO VALLEY – A quiet residential street in Riverside County’s Moreno Valley was interrupted last Thursday, June 6th, when Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputies, from the City Of Industry station, arrested three men on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana for sales.

Quarter Horse Road in Moreno Valley, where detectives discovered an extensive growing operation

It began with “Special Assignment” deputies, in cooperation with detectives from the Major Crimes U.S. Marshals Task Force, conducted surveillance on a home on the 16400 block of Quarter Horse Road. According to an LA Sheriffs press release, the detectives had a lead on a parolee, 43-year-old Luc An, who was suspected of cultivating marijuana for sale out of their normal jurisdiction in the City of Industry, which is approximately 60 miles away.

The deputies saw An leaving a home in the neighborhood accompanied by two other men. They detained all three, and arrested An for a parole violation and for the marijuana cultivation charge. Confirming that An was a resident of the home, the deputies conducted a search and found inside a large marijuana growing operation. They discovered 417 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, with an estimated street value of $1.5 million. There was also an extensive collection of ultra violet lights along with water pumps and hydroponic equipment, an estimated $100,000 indoor plant growing system.

The investigation on the scene led the deputies to arrest An’s two companions, 21-year-old Eddie Tran and 22-year-old Johnny Yuen, both of San Gabriel Valley, who are being held on $50,000 bail. An is being held without bail after transport to the Industry Sheriffs station.

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