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.
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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.