Grow Operation Raided In Warner Springs

Law enforcement officers served search warrants at an illegal cannabis grow site in San Diego County on Thursday morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSD) narcotics detectives raided the facility, located near a remote road north of Warner Springs and east of Palomar Mountain.

According to detectives, there were more than 1,000 cannabis plants inside the grow facility.

Mark Knierim of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said that in addition to the 1,191 plants confiscated from the illicit operation, they discovered more than $1 million worth of processed cannabis.

When detectives arrived on the scene, they arrested two men, ages 48 and 63.

Authorities have not released the men’s names, but Knierim said they face felony charges from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

Detectives believed that the seized marijuana supplied illegal dispensaries across Southern California.

The raid on the Warner Springs location was part of a larger investigation into illegal marijuana operations in San Diego County.