Deputies seize over $3 Million in Marijuana
Industry – On Wed., July 1, Special Assignment Team Deputies from the Industry Sheriff’s Station – in collaboration with Narcotics Bureau personnel – arrested two individuals for cultivation of marijuana for sales. Deputies developed leads based on an anonymous tip, ultimately leading them to the service of a search warrant in the 1300 block of Darius Court in the City of Industry.
During the search warrant, hundreds of marijuana plants in various stages of growth, with an estimated street value worth over $3 million, as well as hydroponic equipment were recovered. The equipment was used to cultivate the plants inside an otherwise nondescript local business/warehouse.
Deputies arrested David Nguyen, 32, and Phong Nguyen, 54, for cultivation and sales of marijuana. The suspects are both of Vietnamese decent, and claimed to be from out of the state/country with no local residence. Both are being held at the Industry Station jail with bail set at $50,000 each.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, this is the second such incident of marijuana being grown indoors locally in as many months. On June 6, the Special Assignment Team from the Industry Sheriff’s Station – accompanied by Detectives from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force – arrested three individuals for cultivation of marijuana for sales. In that case, Deputies seized over $1.5 million in marijuana during a local search warrant operation.
For additional questions or comments, contact Lieutenant John Gannon at Industry Sheriff’s Station at (626) 330-3322.