APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) are conducting an investigation after hundreds of Marijuana plants were discovered inside a residence.
On Thursday, June 1, 2017, at about 8:50 a.m. dispatch received reports of downed power lines in the 11000 block of Saratoga Road in Apple Valley.
Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded and located a small vegetation fire in the rear of a residence. A male was seen trying to put out the fire.
Deputies with the Apple Valley Sheriffs Station were requested to respond for a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Deputies arrived and confirmed the inside of the house, as well as a detached garage, were being used as an illegal grow operation.
According to witnesses, an Asian male was seen walking away from the residence prior to deputies arrival. Authorities conducted a search and were unable to locate the male.
The Marijuana Eradication Team removed approximately 8-10 bags of marijuana just before 2:00 p.m.
The story is developing and information will be updated as it becomes available.