Detectives acting on community tips raided an illegal grow operation in Santa Ana on Thursday, seizing more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,500 plants.
Community complaints regarding an illegal business drew vice and narcotics detectives to the facility in the 2000 block of South Ritchey, according to a Santa Ana Police Department statement.
While carrying out a search warrant for two separate buildings, the detectives found what police described as a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.
The detectives seized 1,370 pounds of marijuana, 2,523 plants, 660 clones and $1,060 in cash, along with grow equipment, according to the police statement.
Two unidentified people were taken into custody on suspicion of illegal cultivation, police said. The street value of the seized marijuana and equipment was not clear.