LASD Palmdale Station: 71 pounds of marijuana seized; 2 arrested

LASD Palmdale Station - Palmdale, California - February 28, 2014

On Wednesday, February 26th, at approximately 6:00pm, the Palmdale PAC (Partners Against Crime) team served a search warrant at residence on the 38000 Block of 38th St East, in the City of Palmdale.

The case developed when PAC deputies received an anonymous tip regarding a marijuana grow in an East Palmdale residential neighborhood. After investigating the complaint by using departmental resources and training, deputies collected a sufficient amount of information to obtain a search warrant.

While searching the residence deputies discovered a marijuana cultivation operation consisting of 189 marijuana plants in a downstairs bedroom and the garage of the residence. The bedroom and garage had been converted in to a sophisticated indoor, hydroponic “grow” which consisted of an intricate watering, ventilation and artificial lighting system. Deputies seized approximately 71 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $140,000.

During the search warrant, 24 year-old Pacoima resident Danny Quiroz and 28 year-old Arleta resident Luis Guillen were arrested. Both suspects were transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station. Quiroz was booked on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana with a bail amount of $30,000. Guillen was booked on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana with a bail amount of $30,000. Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, February 28th at the Antelope Valley Court House.

- Information provided by Deputy Jodi Wolfe

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