The Arcadia Police Department received a tip of a possible indoor marijuana cultivation in the 1000 block of North First Avenue. Arcadia detectives were called in and they obtained a search warrant.
On May 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM, Arcadia Detectives and officers served the search warrant and found two indoor marijuana cultivations. The first cultivation was in the process of being dismantled. The second cultivation was sophisticated marijuana grow operation with approximately 150 plants in various stages of growth. The grow consisted of multiple rooms with irrigation, lighting, ventilation, and electrical wiring run throughout. It appears there was possible utility theft since electricity used to power the grow had bypassed the electrical meter.
Three suspects were arrested for suspicion of marijuana cultivation. The suspects were identified as: Viet Van Tran, a 24 year old Arcadia resident. Jessie Soi Chu, a 32 year old Temple City resident. Rodrigo Salas Rodriguez, a 48 year old El Monte resident. All three suspects are being held at the Arcadia City jail.
The investigation is continuing by Arcadia Police Department Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5150. You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).