A search warrant was issued at the property in the 1800 block of Orange Avenue at about 7 a.m. Thursday, said San Diego County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Knierim. During the search detectives found and seized 4,409 live marijuana plants worth an estimated $3.3 million, Knierim said. Five men were arrested and are expected to face felony charges. No details about these men are available.
Investigators believe the marijuana from the illegal grow site was meant for distribution to unlicensed marijuana stores throughout Southern California, the sergeant said.