MODESTO - Local and federal drug enforcement officials took down one of the largest indoor marijuana grows in Stanislaus County this week. Experts believe this illegal and sophisticated cultivation facility was able to produce an estimated $2,000,000 worth of marijuana every three months.
Acting on tips, narcotic agents became aware of a possible large scale indoor marijuana grow in a rural part of West Stanislaus County. During an investigation, officials obtained a search warrant for a large barn located at 10815 South Carpenter Road in Modesto.
On Monday, Feb. 7, agents served the search warrant at the barn only to discover the largest indoor marijuana grow in Stanislaus County history. The facility, about 240 feet long by 40 feet wide, was filled with over 2,000 pot plants at various stages of growth. The basement of the facility was used to process the marijuana once it was harvested. Agents found 53 pounds of finished product, ready to be packaged.