Martinez police, with help from the FBI, Oakland police and Alameda police, have dismantled two indoor marijuana-growing operations and arrested two brothers, Martinez police Lt. Jon Sylvia said. The investigation began in late August when Martinez police discovered an indoor marijuana grow in a rental house in Martinez.
On Aug. 29, police arrested 43-year-old Sang Ung and his 27-year-old brother Mang Ung, residents of Oakland and Alameda, in connection with the grow, which included about 500 young plants, Sylvia said. The two men were booked into county jail in Martinez, but later posted bail, Sylvia said. Meanwhile, police continued to investigate the case, and obtained two search warrants that were served in Oakland and Alameda today.
One of the warrants was served in the 2600 block of Ninth Avenue in Oakland, where investigators uncovered another indoor marijuana grow, this one with about 80 plants, Sylvia said. The second warrant was served in the 300 block of Lina Avenue in Alameda, where police found two handguns, a rifle and a shotgun and re-arrested Sang Ung on an unrelated warrant, Sylvia said.
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