A Morgan Hill man has been arrested, 2775 marijuana plants in various stages of growth and approximately 30 pounds of processed pot seized after a major indoor growing operation was busted, police announced Friday.
Morgan Hill police detectives and detectives from the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team (UNET) executed a search warrant at 16035 Caputo Drive in Morgan Hill on Thursday.
Once inside, they discovered that three units totaling 6000 square feet of rental space were being used for a clandestine commercial marijuana grow operation.
Daniel Segel, 32 of Morgan Hill; was arrested at the scene on illegal pot growing charges.
Detectives also seized 2775 marijuana plants in various stages of growth and approximately 30 pounds of processed marijuana.
Authorities said the indoor operation employed an elaborate air filtration, electrical and irrigation system. The structure was red-tagged after a city building inspector determined that the alterations had made the building unsafe.
A subsequent search warrant was executed at Segel’s Morgan Hill his residence and additional marijuana and equipment was discovered.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Morgan Hill Police Department Street Crimes Detective Jason Broyer at 408.779.2101 or the anonymous tip line at 408.947.STOP (7867).
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