Less than a week after , the Milpitas Police Department has shut down another operation, this time on Fox Hollow Court.
This time, the bust was made possible by a tip.
"The Milpitas Police Department received information about a home on Fox Hollow Court possibly being used to cultivate marijuana," said Sgt. Raj Majaraj.
After receiving the tip, Milpitas Police conducted an investigation and subsequently obtained a search warrant. The warrant was executed last week on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 a.m.
The search resulted in the seizing of several pounds of cultivated marijuana, hundreds of marijuana plants, and materials used to cultivate marijuana.
Three suspects were arrested during the search.
Truong Huang Pham was arrested on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, transportation of marijuana, and the theft of utilities. Sean Minh Lieu was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and theft of utilities. James Dinh Hoy Tran was arrested and charged with theft of utilities.
All three suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
The Milpitas Police Department offers the following warnings to tenants and landlords, regarding homes that are rented and may possibly be being used for the growing of or selling of marijuana:
- Is the tenant paying rent in cash?
- Has the tenant ever changed the locks or denied you access to your property?
- Is the tenant rarely home?
- Have you noticed the tenant has made/attempted to make alterations to the utility equipment?
- Has the tenant added/attempted to add additional ventilation to the home/unit?
- Have you noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the home/unit?
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 the crime tip hotline at 408-586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website.