At 1400 hours, acting on information from a WeTip, the El Monte Police Department Special Investigations Team conducted an investigation in the 3100 block of Granada Avenue in El Monte regarding a possible illegal marijuana grow house operation. Detectives from the unit located the illegal operation in a detached garage which had been converted into a marijuana grow house.
Though the investigation is still on-going, detectives confiscated approximately 250 plants and 80 pounds of finished marijuana product with an estimated street value of over $200,000 dollars. The male suspect who was present during the investigation was arrested and transported to the El Monte Police Department.
While California has legalized marijuana for recreational use, this type of growing operation in a residential community is illegal and will not be tolerated in the city of El Monte.
Additional questions may be directed to Lieutenant Christopher Cano at the El Monte Police Department at 626-580-2160.