By CBSLA Staff

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) – Nearly 5,000 cannabis plants growing outside of a home were seized Thursday during a raid in the 33400 block of Follman Way, on the eastern fringe of the Cleveland National Forest.

According to Sgt. Jeff Reese, Riverside Sheriff’s deputies served the search warrant at 8:30 a.m. and police found marijuana plants in “various stages of growth” around the perimeter of the residence, as well as “several hundred pounds of processed marijuana.”

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“The estimated street value of the plants (and packaged product) was over $1 million,” Sgt. Reese said.

The property came under investigation after deputies learned of alleged illicit behavior there earlier this month.

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No arrests were made and no suspects were identified. Reese said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300.

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