Sacto 9-1-1
November 6, 2013
Marijuana growing operation discovered near Roseville park

vizcarra_giovanni_anthony.jpgA 26-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday after Roseville police discovered an extensive indoor marijuana growing operation in a house across the street from a neighborhood park.

Detectives with the department's Vice and Narcotics Enfrocement Team began an investigation after receiving complaints from neighbors about a strong odor emanating from a house in the 9500 block of Highland Park Drive. They served a search warrant Tuesday and found that most of the space in the two-story house was being used to grow and process marijuana, according to a Police Department news release.

Detectives seized approximately 200 marijuana plants, packaging materials and other evidence related to marijuana cultivation and sales. They also found that power for the operation was obtained by illegally cutting into pre-metered electrical services coming into the house, stealing electricity from Roseville Electric's grid.

The resident, Giovanni Anthony Vizcarra (pictured) was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sale and related offenses, as well as theft of utility services. He has been released from jail on a $20,000 bail bond.

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