Search for Pit Bulls Nets Nearly 2,000 Pot Plants in Adelanto

Two men were arrested after deputies inadvertently found a warehouse filled with pot plants

Sheriff's deputies in Adelanto following up on complaints about two pit bulls instead found nearly 2,000 marijuana plants in a warehouse where they arrested two suspects.

The "sophisticated marijuana cultivation operation" was found after a narcotics team obtained a search warrant for a warehouse at 16224 Koala Road (map), according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded to the property at 11 a.m. Friday after receiving a report from employees at a nearby business who said they'd been attacked by pit bulls.

The dogs were traced to the warehouse on Friday. Inside, a narcotics team seized 1,850 pot that were growing in cargo containers, as shown at right. They also found 10 pounds of processed pot, three rifles and two shotguns.

David Lusk, 57, and Steven Hall, 35, were arrested. They'd been living in makeshift bedrooms in the 20,000-square-foot building, where investigators found dangerous exposed wiring.

The pair were booked into Adelanto Detention Center, around the block from the warehouse.


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