An eviction procedure Thursday led to the arrest of a Vallejo man on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said. When sheriff’s deputies went to the residence in the 300 block of Pepper Drive around 8 a.m., they became suspicious of the two males and female in the residence, sheriff’s Deputy Daryl Snedeker said.
Deputies called for additional deputies and a search revealed a large, sophisticated marijuana grow with 150 plants valued at $450,000 inside the residence, Snedeker said.
Detectives from the county’s methamphetamine enforcement team also found a pound of marijuana valued at $3,000, a shotgun, and .22-caliber pistol that had an altered or removed serial number, Snedeker said. The residence with small living quarters was being used primarily to grow marijuana, Snedeker said.
One of the males and the female were released because they were only visiting the home, but 40-year-old Nhat Luong, of Vallejo, was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, being armed while possessing narcotics and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, Snedeker said. Luong was booked in the Solano County jail under $45,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Solano County Superior Court Monday afternoon.
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