Fresno County Sheriff's Office destroyed more than 1,000 marijuana plants Monday in southeast Fresno and arrested three people for cultivating marijuana and for other narcotics charges.
Detectives discovered a "hot house" while serving a search warrant in the 1300 South Temperance Avenue about 11:30 a.m., said sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice. The structure, made of wood and large sheets of plastic, housed about 100 marijuana plants in different stages of growth. Several hundred more plants were found in another structure near the house.
Detectives discovered more starter marijuana plants in the garage of the house, as well as about five pounds of processed marijuana and a shotgun inside the house.
Phonthip Houngaloun, 55, and Reune Phanthavongsa, 65, both of Fresno were arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana. Ta Phanthavongsa, 34, was arrested for an outstanding felony narcotics arrest warrant.
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