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KCSO discovers 200 pounds of pot following house fire

KCSO discovers 200 pounds of pot following house fire
Posted at 5:18 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 20:18:24-04

According to court documents obtained by 23ABC Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) helped sweep a home after a fire on Sunday May 6, and officers found numerous marijuana plants in Southwest Bakersfield.

Officer were originally dispatched to 9612 Waterbury Drive to assist Kern County Fire Department with a fire near an electrical meter according to court documents.

Upon arrival officers discovered 150 marijuana plants in the three bedrooms of the residence. Fans, lighting and irrigation systems were also observed in each bedroom.

Based on the evidence in the court documents KCSO officials believe there may have been a possible marijuana trafficking and cultivation operation taking place in the home. 

After obtaining a search warrant KCSO discovered 199.5 pounds of marijuana, PG & E bill, two social security cards, two identification cards, medical prescription document , West High School visitor pass and Kern High School District documents.

At this time details surrounding any possible arrest are not available.