Fairfield, California (krone) — Police have recovered 216 marijuana plants and more than 250 pounds of manufactured marijuana from an illegal growth site in a Fairfield home, according to a statement from the Fairfield Police Department.
The FPD says it received anonymous advice from area residents regarding potential illegal marijuana growth in a home on 1600 Kentucky Avenue, less than half a mile west of Fairfield Elementary School. The police launched an investigation and requested a search warrant for property and residence.
The memo was delivered on October 20 shortly after 3 p.m. by the FPD and Patrol’s Special Operations team. Police say their initial entry to the property was blocked by a bull who was guarding the house. A Humane Animal Services officer responded to the scene and removed the bull as well as six other dogs.
Entering the property, an officer said they found a total of 216 marijuana plants around the house as well as about 250 pounds of manufactured marijuana. More marijuana was found inside the home with two Glock handguns and an AR-15 short rifle, according to the FPD.
Police say it took several trucks to remove all the plants from the property, some as high as eight feet. The smell from the plants was strong enough to be recognized at least an apartment block away, and police say it has caused a “quality of life problem” for other residents nearby.
After removal, the house was red flagged by law enforcement for various violations. The FPD says this is an active investigation and no more information will be shared at this time.