STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — Police in the Inland Empire stumbled upon a pot grow operation inside a homeless encampment in the Santa Ana riverbed.
Officers were on a call for a report of someone waving a firearm north of Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park near Jurupa Valley, Riverside police announced in a press release Tuesday.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
Authorities say they discovered about 30 large marijuana plants, “many over 10 feet tall and with a combined weight of approximately 500 pounds.”READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
Police said the area was booby-trapped and that several weapons were found. Two people were detained and later released pending an investigation.
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The agency estimated the the drugs’ street value at tens of thousands of dollars.