Hayward police raid nets a record 13,000 pot plants
HAYWARD, Calif. (KTVU) – Heavily armed SWAT officers serving a search warrant have uncovered a massive warehouse – the size of a large grocery store – filled with $15 million worth of illegal pot plants, Hayward police announced Wednesday.
Investigators said the bust was the largest in the history of the Hayward Police Department and targeted a very sophisticated operation located on Diablo Avenue.
The building was equipped with a counter surveillance camera system, an elaborate hydroponic watering system, lighting system and ventilation system.
The operation also included a harvesting/packaging room and living quarters. Investigators estimated it would have cost $ 100,000 to build.
Three suspects were arrested at the warehouse – 28-year-old Manh Tran, 21-year-old Troy Tam and 22-year-old Tony Hoang.
All three have been charged with felony marijuana cultivation and sales.