PALMDALE – An anonymous tip about a marijuana grow led local deputies to an east Palmdale home Wednesday, where they shut down a sophisticated indoor grow operation and seized 71 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $140,000. Danny Quiroz and Luis Guillen were arrested during the raid, according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
On Wednesday, February 26th, at approximately 6 pm., the Palmdale PAC (Partners Against Crime) team served a search warrant at residence on the 38000 Block of 38th St East, in the City of Palmdale.
The case developed when PAC deputies received an anonymous tip regarding a marijuana grow in an East Palmdale residential neighborhood. After investigating the complaint by using departmental resources and training, deputies collected a sufficient amount of information to obtain a search warrant.
While searching the residence, deputies discovered a marijuana cultivation operation consisting of 189 marijuana plants in a downstairs bedroom and the garage of the residence. The bedroom and garage had been converted in to a sophisticated indoor, hydroponic “grow” which consisted of an intricate watering, ventilation and artificial lighting system. Deputies seized approximately 71 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $140,000.
During the search warrant, 24 year-old Pacoima resident Danny Quiroz and 28 year-old Arleta resident Luis Guillen were arrested. Both suspects were transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station.
Quiroz was booked on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana with a bail amount of $30,000. Guillen was booked on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana with a bail amount of $30,000. Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, February 28th at the Antelope Valley Court House.