Eight people were detained following a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raid of a suspected hash oil lab and marijuana grow operation hidden among Kearny Mesa office buildings last Friday.
The case will soon be turned over to local prosecutors.
Last week, DEA narcotics agents served warrants and raided at least three building, leaving the buildings boarded up and empty.
Agents confiscated truckloads of marijuana, and they also called out HAZMAT to assist with a potentially explosive Butane Hash Oil Lab.
People who work in nearby buildings said they saw agents pull several people out of the building and secure their hands with zip ties.
“Tenants and other businesses at the park are quite happy because there was quite a bit of traffic in and out of the building at all hours of the day,” a person who wished to remain anonymous, said. “Trash and litter everywhere, which really just impacted us as other businesses in the park.”
While eight people were detained in the raid, it’s unclear how many were arrested. The names of those arrested will not be released because the investigation is ongoing, a DEA spokesperson told NBC 7.
The defendants are expected to be prosecuted by the City Attorney’s Office or the District Attorney’s Office.
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Source: NBC San Diego