A close-up of a marijuana plant at a Minnesota medical marijuana facility in May 2015. (Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune via AP)

California police find pot grow with 6,800 plants, tunnels between rooms

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — Police seized 6,800 marijuana plants and a loaded handgun from associated properties in a Northern California town.

The Press Democrat reports that Clearlake police say they found 2,300 pot plants growing inside and outside the main house on Monday. Officers also say they found tunnels between some of the grow rooms, drying marijuana, illegal electrical connections and mold.

Police say they tagged the main residence because of unsafe conditions.

Clearlake police arrested a 37-year-old man who was the only person on site Monday, but they believe others are involved.

The man was booked into the county jail on charges related to growing marijuana and carrying a firearm. He has a prior felony conviction for possession and sale of marijuana.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat