15. LAPD Finds $3 Million Worth of Weed Near School
Date: January 2013
Location: Glassell Park
Seriously, though-near a school? A $3 million growing operation was discovered near Sonia Sotomayor School inside of a warehouse. Inside, officers from the LAPD's Northeast Division found 650 plants and 24 people, one of whom was the brains behind the operation. A citizen smelled the strong odor of marijuana and reported it to the LAPD, and several students reported smelling it as well. It's pretty damn hard not to notice the smell of 650 plants, and at least now those kids know what $3 million smells like.