"It was clear, once we went in, that this house is not for living, it was for cultivation only". Marijuana cultivation, explains Arcadia Police Department Lt. Colleen Flores.
Approximately 1,300 plants, along with an extensive light and ventilation system was what investigators found when they served a search warrant on the 500 block of East Langdon in Arcadia. "This is a sophisticated marijuana cultivation, this is not something that was done overnight" say investigators adding that most of the work may have been done in the evening hours in order not to arouse suspicion from neighbors. The 3,900 square foot house has a three car garage making it easy to pull vehicles in, shut the garage and unload.
"Nobody expects it! It's always been a nice neighborhood," says one resident who walks by the house occasionally. Residents in the area never saw much activity in or out of the house, which police say, can be one of those hints that something may be going on.
The other oddity? "typically everybody puts their trash cans out weekly, if no one is usually putting their trash cans out, that itself is suspicious" explains Lt Flores. Neighbors just shake their heads, saying "You don't know your neighbors any more."
No arrests were made at the house, investigators are looking for the owners who may be renting it out.
Arcadia Police received a tip about a possible indoor marijuana cultivation in the 500 block of East Longden Avenue. An investigation ensued and a judge granted a search warrant for the location.
At around 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, Arcadia Police served the warrant. Upon entry into the house, indoor marijuana cultivation was found. Officers found numerous plants in various stages of growth. At this time , the investigation by Arcadia Police Detectives is continuing and they hope to release more information later today.