125 pot plants seized at reputed gang member’s Palmdale home

A reputed Palmdale gang member was arrested after deputies reported finding 125 marijuana plants growing at his home, authorities said Wednesday night.

Detectives said the “grow operation” was capable of yielding 50 pounds of pot a year with an estimated value of $45,000, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The plants were discovered by deputies who served a search warrant at the home in the 6100 block of Plaza Court as part an investigation into suspected marijuana growing, department officials said in a statement.


Charles Berkeley, 32, identified as a “known gang member,” was arrested at the home, the department said.


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