Task Force Raids La Habra Grow Room, Arrests 3, Seizes 60 Marijuana Plants


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A group a group that included La Habra police, Placentia police, Orange County and Anaheim SWAT and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raided a La Habra warehouse Thursday and seized 60 plants from a marijuana grow room. Three were arrested.

The Whittier Daily News has the scoop.

Based on what authorities called an anonymous tip of suspicious activities, the multiagency force first served a search warrant at an address on Freiburg Street in Whittier and took 37-year-old Mark Tullius of Whittier into custody.

Officers around 3 a.m. moved on to the 7,000-square-foot warehouse at 340 E. Fourth Ave., La Habra, where they arrested Jason Galliger, 37, and Andrew Hillcoat, 24, both of Las Vegas. (A mixed martial artist named Mark Tullius, now 37, used to fight out of Vegas. Not sure if the suspect is him, though.)

The three men were booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy and of transportation and sale of marijuana.

Fifty to 60 plants were found in the main grow room and two other rooms were being converted into the same, according to cops.

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