LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A marijuana growing operation was revealed early Thursday after a car crashed into the South Los Angeles building it was being housed in.

Officers responding to a crash just before midnight at Manchester Avenue and Kansas discovered what appeared to be a marijuana grow house in the auto shop the car had smashed into.

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Police say the car that crashed into the building had backed in. When officers arrived, the driver was nowhere to be found and no one was inside the building.

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It’s not clear if the marijuana growing operation was legal, and investigators are also trying to determine if the crash was an attempt to steal the plants.

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No suspect information has been released.