Antioch police discover large marijuana grow during suspicious house fire, Monday

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A large marijuana cultivation operation was discovered in Antioch on Monday.

By Sergeant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Monday, January 13, 2014 at approximately 9:08 PM, Contra Costa Firefighters (Confire) responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Hidden Glen Drive on a report of a house fire. They arrived to find an electrical box and inside wall of the home on fire, which they were able to quickly extinguish. No one was home at the residence; however, evidence of marijuana cultivation was found inside.

Antioch Police Department patrol officers responded to the location with Confire and were able to confirm a large scale marijuana cultivation operation.

Investigators were called in and ultimately seized approximately 960 marijuana plants from the home along with marijuana cultivation equipment. The case is still being investigated by the Antioch Police Department’s Special Operations Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Koch with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6895. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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