Million dollar pot bust in Lancaster industrial complex

Deputies discovered 600 Marijuana plants in a Lancaster industrial building Monday.

Deputies discovered 600 Marijuana plants in a Lancaster industrial building Monday.

LANCASTER – A “strong odor” led Lancaster sheriff’s deputies to discover approximately 600 Marijuana plants Monday, estimated to have a street value of over one million dollars.

Pot Bust 2Members of the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team were patrolling the area of an industrial complex at 42200 6th Street West. Around 4 p.m., Deputies smelled the strong odor of Marijuana coming from one of the buildings from within the complex. Further investigation lead deputies to believe that Marijuana was being grown within the building. Burglary team members obtained a search warrant for the location and subsequently, discovered a sophisticated hydroponic Marijuana growing operation inside.

Approximately 600 Marijuana plants were discovered, which are estimated to have a street value of over one million dollars.

Deputies detained 43-year-old Nazar Daniyelyan at the scene.

Pot Bust 3Daniyelyan was arrested and charged with cultivation of Marijuana and possession of Marijuana for sale.

He is currently being held at Lancaster Station on $100,000.00 bail. The investigation is ongoing.