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January 3, 2012 > Cultivation of Marijuana

Cultivation of Marijuana

Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

The Milpitas Police Department received information about a home on Fox Hollow Court possibly being used to cultivate marijuana. Milpitas Police detectives conducted an investigation and subsequently obtained a search warrant for the residence. The search warrant was executed on December 2, 2011, which resulted in the police department seizing several pounds of cultivated marijuana, hundreds of marijuana plants, and materials used to cultivate marijuana.

As a result of this investigation and the seized items, Truong Huang Pham was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sales, Transportation of Marijuana, and the Theft of Utilities. Sean Minh Lieu was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Theft of Utilities. James Dinh Hoy Tran was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for Theft of Utilities.

The Milpitas Police Department would like to provide the following tips to landlords regarding homes rented and possibly being used for the cultivation of marijuana:
1) Tenant paying in cash only
2) Tenants changing locks and not providing access to your property
3) Tenant is never home
4) Alteration to utility equipment
5) Additional ventilation added, and
6) Odor of marijuana

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation, other marijuana cultivation locations, or any 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: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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