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article imagePot ring busted-19 arrests made, more than $1 million in drugs

By Pratidnya Bhat     May 17, 2012 in Crime
Discovery Bay - Contra Costa County concluded its year-long federal investigation by arresting 19 people and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana, weapons and cash this morning.
A huge marijuana growing operation was busted with a massive sweep of arrests made by Drug Enforcement Agency across the East Bay today morning, reported KTVU.
“Operation Disco Dazed”, a multi-million dollar investigation began in early 2011 after the Drug Enforcement Agency got a tip about a drug operating ring, located around Grower’s Choice Hydroponics which operates out of Tracy and Hayward.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, fourteen different locations were raided by its Sacramento office, which included around five house-raids inside ‘The Lakes’, a gated community in Discovery Bay. People staying in the neighborhood said they weren’t surprised to see drug dwellers in their area as it was quite common and frequent to see many non-residents walking around late at night.
The press released the results of DEA raids, that led to the confiscation of the following:
14 indoor marijuana grow operations
3,606 marijuana plants
96 pounds of processed marijuana
36 firearms to include multiple assault rifles and a 37mm grenade launcher
A ballistic vest
8 vehicles
5 motorcycles
5 boats
Approximately $ 400,000
Marijuana worth more than $1 million was seized during these raids. There were 19 arrests made and all were produced in the Sacramento Federal Court. The accused shall face a minimum 10 years' imprisonment or maximum life sentences with $4 million fine, if found guilty.
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