Police in San Gabriel find second warehouse pot-growing operation in two days

SAN GABRIEL — Police raided a warehouse marijuana-growing operation Wednesday for the second time in two days, authorities said.
About 300 pot plants in all stages of maturity were found in a warehouse in the 700 block of South San Anita Street, San Gabriel police Sgt. Brian Kott said.
“This follows a raid previously conducted Tuesday on a similar warehouse facility where over 300 marijuana plants were found,” Kott said.
Tuesday’s bust took place just around the corner in the 300 block of South Mission Drive, police said.
“We believe they’re linked,” Kott said. “The warehouse is similar to yesterday’s cultivation site.”
He added that evidence gathered at the warehouse bust Tuesday helped lead police to Wednesday’s discovery.
Both warehouses were fitted with equipment such as growing lights, irrigation systems and devices to cover the incriminating smell of the growing marijuana, police said.
No arrests resulted from Wednesday’s raid, Kott said.
Tuesday’s raid resulted in three arrests, according to police officials and sheriff’s booking records.
Alan De La Fuente, 36, of Los Angeles and Arvin Rodpotong, 31, of Winnetka were booked on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana during Tuesday’s raid, and Cole Dixon, 31, of Studio City was booked on suspicion of the same charge early Wednesday morning in connection with the warehouse on Mission Drive, authorities said.
San Gabriel Police declined to release further details regarding the ongoing investigation.
All three men were released from jail the day of their arrests after posting $30,000 bail, according to booking records. They are due in Alhambra Superior Court Friday for arraignment.

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