Authorities were saying this is the largest pot bust in Bay Area history.
“The enormity and complexity of this illegal grow operation cannot be expressed in words or pictures, it’s unbelievable,” Kelly posted.
The facilities were equipped with the latest technology in terms of equipment, lighting, generators and supplies.
“All this revenue is going straight into their pockets. There is a legal way to do this and that money is designed to go back to the people of California,” Kelly told KPIX on Thursday.
In addition, more than a dozen search warrants were executed throughout the East Bay during the operation.
KPIX was able to tour one of the warehouse grow operation sites in San Leandro. Kelly called illegal marijuana grow operations a form of modern day bootlegging.
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Armed with search warrants, Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies have busted one of the largest illegal marijuana growing operations in California, seizing over 100,000 plants and upwards of $10 million in cash.
According to Northumberland OPP, as part of an investigation, officers executed a Cannabis Act warrant at a property on Telephone Road, north of the village of Colborne in Alnwick-Haldimand Township, about 30 kilometres east of Cobourg.
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The investigation involved members of the OPP’s Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team, Northumberland and Peterborough Community Street Crime Units and the Central Region Emergency Response Team.
Five people face cannabis-related charges after OPP raided what they say was an illegal cannabis production operation in Northumberland County on Friday.
Investigators seized the following items from the property: