ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — Detectives and SWAT team members served search warrants Thursday at two Arcadia homes suspected of operating marijuana grows.
According to the Arcadia Police Department, officials served warrants at a home in the 1800 block of South Baldwin Avenue and a home in the 300 block of West Woodruff Avenue.
Both locations were found to contain indoor marijuana grow operations, which contained lighting, ventilation and electrical wiring throughout the homes.
Authorities said the electrical set up appeared to bypass the meters, which were tapped directly into the electrical service at each location.
About 750 plants were found in various stages of growth within the South Baldwin Avenue location. An additional 500 plants were located at the West Woodruff Avenue home.
Officials explained Gao Ming, 46, of Arcadia; Jia Hui Shen, 27, of El Monte; and Lan Lau, 34, of Arcadia were arrested on felony charges of cultivation of marijuana.
Police reported that Lau was found with two male infants inside the home.
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services were subsequently contacted to arrange care for the infants.
The investigation is contuning into property ownership, utility theft and possible child endangerment.
Ming, Shen and Lau are each being held on $50,000 at the Arcadia City Jail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact police at (626) 574-5150.