LA Cops Bust Pot Operation Next Door

Indoor marijuana farm sniffed out after 8 months
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2009 1:42 AM CST
The farmers were found with around 850 marijuana plants growing inside a warehouse.   (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)
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(Newser) – California's boldest—or dumbest—pot growers have been arrested after LAPD officers sniffed out their growing operation in a warehouse just 25 feet from a police station. The sophisticated enterprise was up and running for some 8 months before officers caught a whiff of the product in their parking lot last week and launched a surveillance operation, the Los Angeles Times reports.