$150M to $300M in Marijuana Seized at Long Beach Nursery

Authorities discovered the marijuana at a nursery on Orange Avenue on Thursday.

Several anti-narcotics agencies found 16 tons of marijuana at the Rolling Hills Nursery in Long Beach Thursday afternoon.

Four suspects at the location were arrested and taken to the Lakewood Station for booking, the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department said in statement Friday.

The marijuana was found in two storage containers at the nursery on Orange Street. The value of the plants range from $150 million to $300 million, depending on the quality of the marijuana.

The sheriff's narcotics bureau is leading the investigation, the department said. Further details were not available because of the ongoing investigation. 

FlyingTooLow December 15, 2012 at 05:08 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
FlyingTooLow December 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM
It's time to end this fiasco. Quit playing this stupid game. We are free Americans. Not some children to be coddled and told about 'the boogey man.' Anyone in the United States with half a brain sees what a horrible hoax has been carried on since 1937. Cut the crap! Quit locking people up for a plant that could possibly save the US economy. Not to mention its medicinal values. We may be on the cusp of huge breakthroughs in the field of medicine ...completely unlike 'big pharma' who have been killing thousands of our citizens per year. I have written 2 books concerning the 'evil weed:' 'Shoulda Robbed a Bank' 'Welcome to Prison--Enjoy Your Stay' They are both available on Amazon ...I spent 5 years in Federal Prison just to acquire the material for these...no, I did not 'volunteer.' I would be honored by your reviews, Hugh Yonn
Barbie December 18, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Waste of taxpayer dollars. So sick of reading stories like this. Law enforcement should focus on real crime and the DEA should be shut down.
FlyingTooLow December 18, 2012 at 12:36 PM
No Federal bureaucracy has ever voluntarily down-sized...and neither will the DEA. Their efforts need to be re-directed...maybe, hunt down some real criminals. You know...bank robbers, kidnappers, murderers...those kind of folks. But, of course, the pot bust is one of the easiest and safest to make...per the DOJ's own statistics, the vast majority of drug offenders are non-violent.


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