Police shut down marijuana grow house in Antioch, Tuesday

By Acting Sergeant Mortimer #2843, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at approximately 4:30 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a residence in the 5400 block of Mojave Way on a report of a possible marijuana grow house. The homeowner contacted APD because he arrived at the listed residence to conduct a “48hr notice of inspection prior to termination of tenancy.” The homeowner requested APD assistance to make sure the residence was secure as the homeowner suspected his tenants were growing marijuana inside. When officers entered the home they discovered the house was completely converted into an illicit marijuana cultivation operation. There was no one located inside of the home and it appears as if the tenants had left days prior.

Investigators were called to the scene and ultimately seized approximately 495 marijuana plants from the home and observed the tenants were bypassing the electrical meter, stealing the power needed to grow the marijuana. 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 Hoffman with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6931. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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