By CBSLA Staff

MOORPARK (CBSLA) – Three men were arrested and hundreds of marijuana plants were seized, along with guns and ammo, in a raid on an illegal marijuana operation near Moorpark earlier this month.

An illegal marijuana operation which was raided near Moorpark, Calif., on July 1, 2021. (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

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The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department reports that the raid was conducted July 1 at a grow operation located in the 8700 block of West Los Angeles Avenue, where deputies located multiple greenhouses, an irrigation system and a power supply.

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Detectives seized four handguns, three rifles, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition, along with 450 marijuana plants, 10 pounds of dried marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Sixty-year-old Gary Rodriguez, 30-year-old Gerardo Rodriguez and 34-year-old Antonio Estrada were arrested on drugs and weapons charges, the sheriff’s office reports.