PATTERSON -- Detectives found more than 800 marijuana plants while serving a search warrant at a residence Tuesday morning, the latest in a continuing string of large-scale pot busts throughout Stanislaus County.
Detectives said they found 826 plants growing inside a home in the 100 block of Walker Ranch Parkway. The plants were found in several rooms, including bathrooms and closets. Detectives said the two suspects taken into custody were stealing electricity.
Detectives also found 6 pounds of dried, processed pot. In all, 206 pounds of marijuana were seized, according to a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department news release. Patterson contracts with the Sheriff's Department for police services.