Nearly $4 million worth of cannabis seized from homes in Antioch

ANTIOCH — Authorities have seized nearly $4 million worth of cannabis plants from multiple homes in a burst of illegal grow operations in Antioch, authorities said.

The state Department of Cannabis Control announced Friday that eight search warrants were served Wednesday at multiple residences. Cannabis Control Department officers were assisted by Antioch Police, the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, DEA and city code enforcement officers.

According to the agency, a total of 447.65 pounds of cannabis flowers and 5,251 cannabis flowers were seized from homes. The estimated retail value of the cannabis is $3,991,391.

Some of the 5,251 marijuana plants that were seized after officers broke up illegal grow operations in Antioch on August 31, 2022.

California Department of Cannabis Control

In addition to the cannabis, detectives seized $7,980 and a firearm.

Code enforcement officers have also red-marked homes for violations related to improper electrical wiring. The houses have since been disconnected from the electricity grid.

“We are grateful to our federal, state and local legal partners, whose efforts help us protect residents and, in this case, eliminate illegal operations that are dangerously straining our power grid,” said a gatekeeper. word.

No arrests were made during the operation.

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