Sources within the Gilroy Police Department have confirmed a man who is believed to have been using a furniture store as a front for a large-scale marijuana growing operation has been booked at the Santa Clara County Jail.
The 39 year-old suspect is being held on $200,000 bail bonds.
Representatives from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department said that more than 1,000 plants were confiscated at the time of the raid and that the pot has an estimated street value of more than $2 million.
The growing room was situated in the back part of the furniture store and had gone undetected for a number of months. Gilroy PD officials have not said how they were tipped off as to the operation or how long they investigated the now-defendant before they were able to obtain a search warrant.
It is also unclear of the suspect has a prior history of arrest or if this is his first offense.
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