Marijuana grow operation busted

On January 20 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Antioch Police were notified of an occupied suspicious vehicle in front of a house in the 4500 block of Imperial Way. The concerned reporting party stated that the vehicle was unfamiliar to the neighborhood.

Upon arrival, patrol officers located the vehicle and contacted a sole male inside. The male stated he was there because he was hired to clean up a house. Officers went to the house to confirm the story, and were greeted at the front door by another male. Patrol officers immediately recognized evidence of a marijuana grow operation inside of the house. Three males were inside of the house.

Detectives were called to the scene and determined the operation to be an illegal grow that had recently been processed. The occupants inside of the house were in the process of dismantling the equipment. The marijuana grow had consisted of approximately 500 plants. Several bags of the plants were still on scene, yielding approximately two pounds of finished product.

While on scene, a fifth individual arrived in a moving truck, and was arrested along with the four individuals being detained. The house appeared to be a rental. The actual owner has yet to be determined.

Arrested were Duong Tran, 44; Thiet Nong, 46; Vinh Tran, 46; and Cuong Hoang, 28 – all San Francisco residents  They were sent to the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of illegal marijuana cultivation – with the exception of the subject in the suspicious vehicle, who was released pending further investigation.

This is another example of teamwork between the alert citizens of Antioch and the Antioch Police Department.

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