Police Pluck Pot from Same Placentia Industrial Complex for Third Time Since April 2014

A marijuana grow operation has been discovered in the same industrial complex in Placentia for the third time since April of last year, according to police. And who do the pot purveyors have to blame for the trio of cannibusts? Habo, the drug-sniffing police dog. (Damn you, Habo, damn your eyes ... and nose!) Placentia Police Lt. Eric Point tells City News Service about 600 live plants and 100 pounds of packaged marijuana valued at about half a million were found about 7 a.m. Monday in an industrial suite in the 700 block of Monroe Way.

Point adds that the growers tried to throw off Habo and handler Officer Chris Anderson by burning fragrance crystals in crock pots by the suite's entrance. Either that or it was the worst gypsy stew ever.

A different suite in the same complex was the site of a police seizure on July 27 of about 500 marijuana plants and 100 pounds of packaged cannabis with an estimated street value of $300,000, according to Point. Cops found pot in the same suite in April 2014, when two suspects were arrested, he added.

So much for that third time's a charm B.S.

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