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Law enforcement raids Morgan Hill warehouse; arrests man on pot charges

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Law enforcement believes that a 32-year-old Morgan Hill, California man rented 6,000 square feet of space in three units of the commercial building. Morgan Hill officials say that changes had been made to the electrical system inside the warehouse.

Investigators say that 2,775 marijuana plants and 30 pounds of processed pot were seized from the warehouse. Investigators claim that the warehouse was outfitted with sophisticated marijuana growing equipment, as well as measures that authorities believe were intended to hide any odor of the marijuana grow from any outside sources.

Law enforcement concluded the warehouse raid and reportedly obtained a new warrant to search the home of a 32-year-old man who authorities believe can be linked to the marijuana operation. Police claim that more pot and equipment was located in a search of the home.

The Morgan Hill, California man was arrested on suspicion of felony drug charges. Authorities accuse the 32-year-old of marijuana cultivation charges.

Morgan Hill Police apparently received help in the investigation from a state task force, known as the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team. The California Department of Justice says that the task force assists local agencies in investigating drug trafficking allegations.

The national media have given marijuana issues a great deal of attention as more and more states consider legalizing personal use of pot. While California has medical marijuana laws, and has for many years, people continue to face charges related to marijuana in California state courts.

Source: Gilroy Patch, "Police Seize almost 3,000 Marijuana Plants in Morgan Hill," March 29, 2013

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