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Photos: Norwalk stovetop fire reveals $6 million marijuana stash

Los Angeles Sheriff Department

Deputies discovered over 2,000 pounds of marijuana after dousing a stovetop fire.

Los Angeles Sheriff Department

The marijuana was found in several adjacent rooms.

Los Angeles Sheriff Department

The marijuana is estimated to be worth over $6 million.


A smoking stovetop led to a $6 million marijuana seizure Thursday evening.

The Norwalk Sheriff's Station and the L.A. County Fire Department responded to a fire call on the 12000 block of Chesire Street, where smoke was coming out of the windows of a condominium.

Personnel entered to locate possible victims, and discovered the source of the smoke was burning food. Deputies noticed large packages of marijuana stacked in various other rooms and obtained a search warrant to confiscate the drugs, estimated to be worth over $6 million.

No one was in the condominium at the time of the fire, where over 2,000 pounds of marijuana was seized. Detectives have found no suspects but are investigating the property owners.

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