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December 13, 2011 > Cultivation of Marijuana

Cultivation of Marijuana

Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

On November 29, 2011 at 7:07 p.m., Milpitas police officers observed a 2004 Lexus in the area of East Calaveras Boulevard and North Gadsden Avenue committed a traffic violation. The vehicle was stopped and the officer contacted the driver, John Thanh Vo. During the investigation, John Thanh Vo gave officers permission to search his vehicle.

The search revealed a large quantity of marijuana in the trunk. Further investigation led the officers to a house on the 2100 block of Pedro Avenue in Milpitas. The house was searched and officers located multiple pounds of marijuana, hundreds of marijuana plants, and equipment used to cultivate marijuana. The marijuana and cultivation equipment was seized as evidence and John Thanh Vo was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sales, and transportation of Marijuana.

Anyone with any information regarding this event, John Vo, other marijuana cultivation locations, or other criminal activity occurring in this jurisdiction is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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