A 53-year-old man was arrested today in connection with a large-scale indoor marijuana operation that was uncovered in a Fairfield home in February, police said. Firefighters responding to reports of a residential fire in the 1900 block of Leaning Oak Court on Feb. 12 and found the marijuana operation, according to police. The fire was contained to a small area of the garage and Narcotic Investigation Unit detectives then served a search warrant at the home. All five bedrooms of the two-story house were used for cultivating marijuana, according to police. Detectives seized approximately 500 marijuana plants in different stages of development and nearly six pounds of processed marijuana, police
said. The estimated value of the marijuana was $250,000. Detectives also seized lamps and other equipment used to grow marijuana. An ongoing investigation led to the arrest today of Ming Luong of Oakland, police said. Luong had been responsible for the residence for approximately nine months and allegedly returned several times since the fire, according to police. Luong, who was originally a person of interest in the case, was attempting to clean the home when he was contacted by Fairfield police today.
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