Police arrest 3 San Jose men in bust of marijuana grow operation
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
Three 30-year-old San Jose men were arrested by Milpitas police earlier this month after police searched a home and busted a marijuana grow operation, police announced Friday.
Police were tipped off that a home in the 1100 block of Fox Hollow Court was possibly being used to grow marijuana, so police investigated and obtained a search warrant for the home.
On Dec. 2, officers served the warrant and seized several pounds of cultivated marijuana, hundreds of marijuana plants and growing materials, according to police.
Truong Huang Pham, Sean Minh Lieu and James Dinh Hoy Tran were arrested in connection with the operation.
Pham is suspected of growing marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana, and Lieu is suspected of possessing controlled substances.
All three men are suspected of utilities theft, and all three were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
Police are asking local landlords to be vigilant and consider whether tenants' odd behaviors could mean the property is home to a grow operation.
Police said landlords should be suspicious of tenants paying in all cash, tenants who change locks without providing access to the landlord to the property, tenants who are never home, alterations in utility equipment, added ventilation, and, of course, an odor of marijuana.
Anyone with information about marijuana grows or other criminal activity is asked to contact police at (408) 586-2400. Anonymous tipsters can call (408) 586-2500.
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