Three men were arrested after deputies discovered thousands of marijuana plants growing in several greenhouses in Fallbrook, officials said.
On Tuesday – after observing and investigating an area suspected to be the site of a large marijuana grow – officials served a search warrant in the 2200 block of Rainbow Valley Boulevard.
After searching several greenhouses and plant nurseries, deputies from the Crime Suppression Team and officials from the Narcotics Task Force discovered 3,379 pot plants in the area. The plants had a potential yield of $7 million in street value, according to investigators.
Investigators had witnessed three men tending to the grow. As they left the property, they were arrested by officials on suspicion of cultivating marijuana.
Their names were not released.