A Los Angeles man was arrested when deputies busted a large-scale marijuana grow in Jurupa Valley, sheriff’s officials said Saturday.
Deputies served a search warrant at about 9 a.m. Friday at a home in the 11000 block of Sunstone Court and discovered 1,700 marijuana plants with an estimated full-harvest street value of $3.4 million, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s officials also alleged that $21,782 worth of utilities were stolen and used for the indoor marijuana cultivation operation.
He remained behind bars in lieu of $22,000 bail.
Jurupa Valley code enforcement officers also opened an investigation into various possible building code violations at the property.