Shooting Leads L.A. Deputies to $1 Million in Marijuana in La Habra
Eh, who called the cops?
Troy Holden Even though it's practically legal, weed still sometimes inspires violence.
Nothing like 911 call to harsh the mellow of what might appear to be marijuana-related gun play in beautiful La Habra (home of Octomom, BTW) recently.
Turns out an injury shooting in the 1900 block of Skyline Vista Drive let L.A. County Sheriff's deputies to a home in La Habra, just across the Orange County line, where they say they found ...
... 200 pounds -- $1 million worth -- of weed.
But it wasn't that simple. First, deputies went there last Wednesday on reports that there were shots and two men running, one with a rifle.
After finding a shooting victim at a hospital in Fullerton, they got a search warrant to check out the house from which the 911 call originated. And therein lies the spliff.
They found the weed, cash and guns.
Arrested: Edward Smetak, 53, on suspicion of possessing weed and guns.
You think all that fine cannabis was headed for your local "nonprofit" medical marijuana retailer? Just asking. Because pot shops in L.A. are so safe and secure (and well regulated, too).