By CBS13 Staff

TURLOCK (CBS13) — More than $1 million worth of marijuana plants were seized from a commercial structure in Turlock this week, police said.

(credit: Turlock Police Department)

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According to the Turlock Police Department, just under 1,900 plants weighing over 1,100 pounds in total were confiscated when detectives served a search warrant along the 2800 block of Lassiter Lane Wednesday morning.

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Investigators discovered modified electrical wiring that was used to power the large operation.

“This type of illegal marijuana cultivation operation poses a clear danger to first responders and neighboring businesses. The extensive modification of the wiring to the structure could have overloaded the system and started a fire. Additionally, lives were endangered from the possibility of being electrocuted,” Turlock Police Captain Steven Williams said in a news release.

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No one was located during the search of the building, but Turlock police said multiple suspects are sought. All face charges related to the cultivation and sale of marijuana.