The 25 Biggest Marijuana Busts in L.A. History

17. $2.5 Million Worth of Weed Discovered After Illegal Growhouse Raid

Date: May 2011
Location: Alhambra, San Gabriel

A monthlog probe into two homes in Alhambra and San Gabriel resulted in $2.5 million worth of weed being taken away from an illegal grow operation. The LASD claimed convicted felon Joseph Hsu took a rented condo and turned it into a grow house and an office, because every business needs an office. 440 marijuana plants, 150 pounds of dried marijuana, two handguns and a shotgun were also recovered inside of the home. Hsu, 30, and Pauline McDonnell, 22, were both arrested on drugs and weapons charges.

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