Attempted burglary leads to pot seizure at Loomis home | Crime
LOOMIS, CA - On Wednesday afternoon, Placer County sheriff's investigators served a search warrant at a rental home on Sudor Lane in Loomis where more than 100 illegal marijuana plants were found growing in a greenhouse after an attempted robbery earlier that morning.
According to deputies at the scene, three suspects tried to steal some of the plants shortly before dawn but were discovered by someone keeping watch over the plants who was sleeping in the back yard.
One of the would-be burglars fired a pair of shots into the house as he fled.
No one was injured.
Two men who said they were hired to watch over and trim the plants were allowed to leave the property early in the afternoon.
Neighbor Becky Huls said she was stunned at the discovery.
"That's something I would expect further up the hill...not in Loomis," Huls said, adding that she worries about the potential for crime that comes with a major illegal pot grow.
"When you have this much in one place, it's gonna bring crime here. There could be a loose shot that could kill a child," Huls worried.
Investigators said the pot could have been worth 100's of thousands of dollars.
"It could go anywhere from 18-hundred dollars a pound to 5-thousand dollars a pound on the east coast," said an undercover Placer County investigator who did not want to be identified.
Detectives are still trying to find out if there may be others grows connected to one they dug up - and also find the identity of the 3 people who tried to steal part of the crop at the home.