Deputies patrolling in the 37500 block of Golden Circle about 6 p.m. Wednesday evening got a tell-tale whiff of the pungent herb and followed the scent to a particular address.
That's where they found a marijuana growing operation, complete with lighting, watering and ventilation systems, sheriff's Lt. Dustin Stillwell said.
"There were about 400 plants, occupying 70 percent of the home's interior," said Lt. Vince Carter of the Sheriff's Palmdale Station.
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A man was detained at the address, but his name was not released, pending booking.