Marijuana cultivation found during Antioch burglary

By Sergeant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at approximately 7:40 PM, Antioch Police Department patrol officers responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Horseshoe Circle on a report of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they found several subjects fleeing the home. One of the suspects was apprehended a short distance away in possession of a backpack full of fresh marijuana. During a security sweep of the victim residence, evidence of a large scale marijuana cultivation operation was located inside. Investigators were called in and ultimately seized approximately 530 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 Mortimer with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6941. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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