Photo: scene from the lab
POMONA – When a property manager alerted Pomona Police Department – Patrol Division that two leased suites were leaking water into the main building, officers gave quick response. They arrived on-scene on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 2:53 PM, and discovered a large marijuana grow operation.
“Dispatch notified the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) who sent members to the location to assess the incident. While there, SIU developed information on the suite next to the primary location which led investigators to believe that a “Honey Oil Lab” was active and related to the marijuana grow,” said Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Sergeant Scott Hess.
SIU notified L.A. County Fire Dept.’s HAZMAT Unit, who verified the SIU team’s findings. “SIU authored a multi-location search warrant for the violations,” said Sgt. Hess
Search warrants were executed throughout the night, and continued into the wee hours of the morning. The results included a “large marijuana grow operation and a a sophisticated Honey Oil Lab.”
L.A. County and State resources assisted SIU to process the scene throughout the investigative search. Recovered were 400+ LBS. of high-grade marijuana extract, complex THC extraction and various hazardous materials.
Actions taken included the lab disassembly and rendering the building suites safe for public use. This continues to be an active investigation. As such, the suspect is currently anonymous, pending investigative results.
“The Pomona Police Department has every intention to prosecute the operators of these two locations,” said Hess, on behalf of the victim – the State of California – for CRIME: 11379.6(A) H&S Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or via the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.