3 Nabbed in San Carlos Pot Bust

By Sajid Farooq
|  Friday, Aug 19, 2011  |  Updated 2:53 PM PDT
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3 Nabbed in San Carlos Pot Bust

John Breisch, 51, Ryan Schofield, 33 and Alexis Bennight, 57 were arrested for allegedly running an illegal pot growing operation in San Carlos.

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Bad things sometimes happen in nice neighborhoods too.

Three San Carlos residents were arrested in connection with an illegal marijuana operation, according to community blog the Laurel Street Spy.

The three suspects --  John Breisch, 51, Ryan Schofield, 33 and Alexis Bennight, 57 -- are not affiliated with any known medical marijuana collectives, according to Marc Alcantara, commander of the San Mateo county’s Narcotics Task Force.

The three were arrested after a neighbor complaints of a "fresh" marijuana smell prompted authorities to search a build in the 900 block of Terminal Way.

Authorities caught Breisch and Schofield taking apart their indoor pot operation when they walked in. Bennight arrived later and was arrested as well.

A U-Haul truck had been seen in front of the warehouse, which led authorities to a house in the 1300 block of Elm St.

There investigators seized 1,294 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $905,800.

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