El Dorado County Sheriff's personnel seized $1.2 million worth of marijuana plants and processed marijuana during a raid of a residence in Cameron Park early Thursday, a sheriff's department spokesman said.
More than 1,500 plants and about 70 pounds of processed marijuana were recovered at the house in the 2900 block of Pasada Court, after authorities served a search warrant about 7:30 a.m., said sheriff's Lt. Bryan Golmitz.
Golmitz said eight or nine rooms in the downstairs level of the house had been converted into a growing area.
Nobody was at the residence when the warrant was served, and no suspects are in custody, Golmitz said. However, he said, authorities believe they have suspects identified in the investigation.
Thursday's raid was the result of a three-year investigation by the sheriff's department that began after neighbors tipped authorities off to a potential growing operation at the residence, Golmitz said.
He said a second warrant was served at the same time in south Sacramento County, but no arrests were made and no drugs were found.
KCRA: Pot bust in Cameron Park - Aug. 18, 2011