Oakland police make major marijuana growing bust - Tribune
By Harry Harris and William Brand, Staff Writers
Article Launched: 07/24/2008 09:14:20 AM PDT
OAKLAND _ Police broke up one of the largest marijuana growing operations they've seen in recent years, raiding three homes Wednesday night and seizing more than $225,000 cash, arresting four people and confiscating $60,000 worth of marijuana.
It was a bust that extended to Mendocino County where some of the marijuana was grown. Police said the suspected ringleader, Theodore Christos, 29. grew marijuana on property he owns in Mendocino County and at a house in the Oakland hills where 151 young plants were seized at a house Christos owns in the 500 block of Crestmont Drive.
Oakland Police Sgt. Oritz said all the marijuana transactions were made at a house in the 1000 block of 56th Street in North Oakland. Christos kept records of his sales at his home in the 3500 block of Harrison St.
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