Detectives bust illegal marijuana grow operation in Santa Ana

Detectives acting on community tips raided an illegal grow operation in Santa Ana on Thursday, seizing more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,500 plants.

Community complaints regarding an illegal business drew vice and narcotics detectives to the facility in the 2000 block of South Ritchey, according to a Santa Ana Police Department statement.

While carrying out a search warrant for two separate buildings, the detectives found what police described as a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.

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