Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
550 marijuana plants found in Elk Grove homes; 5 arrested
Police made arrests after Elk Grove home caught fire.
Five people were arrested for growing marijuana plants at three separate Elk Grove homes, after one of those homes caught fire on Saturday.
When firefighters were inside the home, they saw suspicious material consistent with a marijuana growing operation, but no one was inside.
Felix Su, 43, arrived at the home, and detectives soon arrested him, police said.
During the investigation, detectives said they also arrested Su’s wife, Kim Ta, 41, at another place in Elk Grove.
According to police, search warrants were obtained for two other Elk Grove homes on the 6800 block of Kilconnell Drive and the 7500 block of Shelby Way.
Both homes had marijuana inside, leading officers to arrest Duang Su, 54, Raymond Su, 24, and Mui Ly, 47, police said.
Between the three locations, more than 550 marijuana plants and approximately six pounds of packaged marijuana were found.
Detectives said they also discovered more than $1,400 and a loaded, sawed off 12-gauge shotgun.
All five suspects were arrested on charges of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.
Source: kcra.com “550 marijuana plants found in Elk Grove homes; 5 arrested,” May 16, 2013.