Officials Make 2 More Huge Pot Busts In Mission Viejo, Industry


MISSION VIEJO (CBS) — Coming on the heels of a major marijuana bust in El Monte over the weekend, officials in Mission Viejo announced the seizure Thursday of $2.1 million worth of pot in a Mission Viejo home and $3 million in a warehouse in Industry.

The El Monte haul, estimated at about $1 million,  was discovered in a make-shift warehouse.

The Mission Viejo home is in the 2300 block of Bough Avenue.

Officials also seized more than $175,000 cash from the property.

Detectives say the homeowner is being questioned.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the bust in El Monte last Saturday led detectives to another grow facility, this one in Industry.

That bust, with about 3,600 plants, netted a street value of about $3 million.

Officials believe the warehouses in El Monte and Industry were run by the same person or persons.

No arrests have been made in the El Monte or Industy busts.

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