$3 Million in Marijuana Seized in Rosemead

Numerous Ecstasy pills and methamphetamine were also discovered

Nearly 1,400 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $3 million were seized from a home in Rosemead Wednesday, according to police.

The marijuana was discovered when deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department entered the home of 18-year-old Fernando Lam, who was suspect in an October 18 assault with a deadly weapon.

During that incident, nine male Chinese-American suspects assaulted three victims using what the victims described as a machete, police said. One adult and two juvenile victims suffered lacerations but none of the injuries were life threatening. The suspects were alleged members of the “Asian Boyz” street gang.

Wednesday morning, police served search warrants at the homes of four of the suspects. When deputies entered Lam's home, located in the 9300 block of Pitkin Street, they discovered an indoor marijuana grow, police said.

During the search, numerous Ecstasy pills and methamphetamine were discovered, police said.

Lam's brother, Antonio, 21, was arrested for suspicion of possession of the Ecstasy. Lam's 20-year-old sister Karina Lam was arrested for suspicion of possession of Ecstasy and methamphetamine. All three suspects were booked at the sheriff's Temple Station.

Three juvenile suspects were also arrested.


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A warrant was also served for the arrest of Leon Quoc Phang, 18, in connection with the assault, but he could not be found.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Asian Gang Team at (310) 603-3100.

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