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A San Joaquin County Sheriff's vehicle sits along the street where a dead body was found.


Officers found a large marijuana grow operation when they were investigating reports of a dead body in a Lathrop neighborhood.

Wednesday afternoon, Lathrop Police were called to a home along Cold Springs Street and found a man dead inside.

They also found more than 1,000 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies who are investigating the scene say the plants have a value of more than $500,000.

The victim has not been identified at this time. His death is being called suspicious and an autopsy will be done.