A tip on some suspicious activity in a Turlock neighborhood led to the bust of an illegal marijuana growing operation at two residences.
The Turlock Police Department served a search warrant on Wednesday at a home in the 1000 block of S. Tegner Road. The home and the residents had become the target of the investigation after the department got a tip off the drug hotline, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley.
The search warrant resulted in the discovery of nearly 300 individually packaged and processed one-pound bags of marijuana and 17 marijuana plants.
At the Tegner home detectives discovered evidence that a home on Angelus Street was also being used as part of the illegal marijuana growing operation.
Detectives with the Special Investigations Unit authored a second search warrant for the home in the 1100 block of Angelus Street and served it on Wednesday.
“At this residence, SIU detectives located over 250 marijuana plants, along with a substantial amount of marijuana that was partially processed and being dried,” Parmley said. “SIU detectives also discovered over 30 individually packaged and processed one-pound bags of marijuana, which was consistent with the processed marijuana located at the first search warrant location.”
In total, the two busts netted more than 1,000 pounds of illegally grown marijuana with an estimated street value of $250,000, according to the police department.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are attempting to identify the responsible individuals who may face charges of marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales.
Turlock Police Detectives ask that anyone with information about this investigation to call Detective Dominic Hernandez at (209) 668-5550 extension 6749. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.