September 27, 2023 - Placer County Sheriff’s Office officials report that detectives served a search warrant at a residence in Foresthill recently and discovered the home had been transformed into an illegal indoor marijuana grow.
Detectives located nearly 400 marijuana plants inside four rooms, and each room was equipped with the supplies necessary to facilitate the growth of a marijuana plant. More disturbingly, detectives located two homemade panel boxes inside the home that were tied with electrical lines from the outside smart meter. PG&E was called out to turn off the electricity to the entire home after the crew determined the setup was an “extreme fire hazard”. Additionally, detectives located various chemicals throughout the residence that were being used to cultivate the marijuana plants. As detectives continued searching through the residence, they found vacuum-sealed bags, trimming scissors, several digital sales, and other items that indicated marijuana sales.
Detectives are still actively investigating this case, and we are fortunate this home did not catch on fire, as the chances for it to turn into a wildfire are great.
Source & photo: Placer County Sheriff’s Office