(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities in Southern California have conducted a massive drug bust that includes 14.9 tons of illegally-grown marijuana in one area.
In addition to the drugs, investigators also found 37 guns, multiple dogs and a honey oil lab at the properties in the Perris area, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The dogs are now safe, authorities said.
Authorities were serving 48 search warrants in the area and have made 27 arrests.
Photos tweeted by the sheriff's department show plants being pulled from the ground and being placed into vans for transport.
Current preliminary stats: 32 search warrants served at illegal grows, 1 BHO lab, 21 guns, 5.9 tons #marijuana, 10 arrest. We have no additional releasable information at this time. #weedbegone #marijuana #420nomore #illegalgrows #sheriff #riversidecounty #riversidesheriff https://t.co/YolYIkH5uP pic.twitter.com/E2qZBx4kP7— Riverside County Sheriff's Dept (@RSO) July 18, 2019
Other photos show deputies comforting the dogs they found on the properties.
So what did we find at these illegal marijuana grows? - Dogs and guns. The dogs are ok #RCDAS and the guns were taken as evidence. currents stats: 48 search warrants, 27 arrest, 37 guns, and 14.9 tons of illegal marijuana. #riversidecounty #sheriff #perrisarea #illegalgrows pic.twitter.com/XaHj3qryF7— Riverside County Sheriff's Dept (@RSO) July 18, 2019
Aerial footage taken by ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV shows workers as they confiscate massive amounts of cannabis plants from the property.
Additional information was not released.
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