DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — On Thursday the LAPD shared photos of what officers called a major bust.
There were jars and vials of cannabis oils and marijuana — all of which police say were part of an illegal operation.READ MORE: Pelicans Top Clippers Again, 123-104; Valanciunas Scores Career-High 39,
“The estimate of the narcotics seized was $19,664,000,” said Lt. Andrew Mathes.
The raid happened on the 800 block of San Julian in the Flower District of downtown L.A.READ MORE: Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times
Detectives say the operation was a processing facility.
Police say 24-year-old Daniel Ontiveros and three other men were arrested.
Even though marijuana is legal in California, it’s unclear if the narcotics were safe.
“Our goal is that anything that is being consumed has been regulated and an approved product,” said Lt. Mathes.MORE NEWS: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
Police say that they found out about the operation after neighbors reported seeing suspicious traffic going in and out of the illegal business.