UNIVERSAL CITY — A 48-year-old man has been arrested after police found 27 marijuana plants growing on second floor of his Universal City home.
Universal City police served a warrant at the home in the 700 block of Garden Meadow on Thursday morning after receiving an anonymous tip about the grow operation.
Sgt. Steve Mihalski said 27 plants along with several others that had already been cut were found on the second floor. Grow lights, fans and other equipment were also seized.
"It's a complete hydroponic set up," he said.
The plants are being taken to a crime lab, police said, where they will be weighed.
"It's far more than personal use, but we still have to continue the investigation," Mihalski said.
Police said the homeowner, John Hill, was arrested on drug charges.
Neighbors said they didn't have a clue about the grow operation but can now see why he was never very friendly.
"He didn't want any kids on his yard," one neighbor said. "If you had a dog and walked by, he didn't like that."
Mihalski said there has been an increase in grow operations, although they aren't usually as big as the one on Garden Meadow.