Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Section: Metro

Page: B-4

Bel-Air; Thousands of Marijuana Plants Found in Mansion

About 5,000 marijuana plants were found by Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives serving a search warrant at a mansion on Stone Canyon Road in the upper reaches of Bel-Air Estates on Tuesday night, deputies said.

Most of the plants were being grown under artificial light inside the home, detectives said.

At least one man was being questioned in connection with the seizure, officials said.

Detectives said the search culminated a lengthy investigation.

[NOTE: Court papers later revealed the "lengthy" investigation lasted five days.]