More than $840,000 in marijuana plants from three homes were seized in a big grow house bust over the past two days, Tracy Police say.
Three men have been arrested in connection to the homes, while police are still looking for three more.
Police say they served the first warrant at a rental home along Kagehiro Drive, off of Corral Hollow Road, on Tuesday. Inside, they found a grow operation that housed 475 marijuana plants – a street value of about $240,000.
Further, officers found that some of the growing equipment had been using a bypassed power line – costing PG&E an estimated $30,000.
One man, 31-year-old Hai Truong Nguyen, is wanted in connection to the operation. Police say he has connections in Tracy and San Jose.
Police note that at the same time the warrant was being served at the Kagehiro Drive house, a burglary investigation led officers to another growing operation.
Officers stopped three men – 28-year-old Xi Hong Chen, 22-year-old Yueyang Liang and 21-year-old Jimmy Zhaoming Tang – in connection to a residential burglary along Smokey Lane. However, the three were arrested when police say a large amount of marijuana was found on them.
At the home the men allegedly hit in the burglary, officers soon found another big growing operation. About 800 plants were uncovered – with the street value being about $400,000.
Another bypassed power line was found as well, a drain of about $20,000 on PG&E.
Wednesday, police served another warrant at a home on Norfolk Drive, off of Sycamore Parkway. There, a home partially converted into a growing operation was uncovered – with 85 plants seized.
Police are looking for two men, 29-year-old Ahn the Ngo and 19-year-old Hieu Cong Nguyen, in connection to the Norfolk Drive house. They are believed to have connections in San Jose.
The men arrested in connection the Kagehiro Drive house now face marijuana possession for sale and transportation of marijuana charges.
Anyone who knows where the three other men may be is asked to call Tracy Crime Stoppers at (209) 831-4847.