In the largest marijuana seizure in the last year in the Imperial Valley, the California Highway Patrol uncovered 6,670 pounds of the drug in a house south of El Centro on Thursday.
The discovery came as the Highway Patrol was following up on a stolen-vehicle case, said Ernie Limon, Imperial County Narcotic Task Force assistant commander.
Highway Patrol officers went to a house east of Highway 111 and McCabe Road shortly before 6 p.m. on a tip that a stolen vehicle was at that house.
Officers established a perimeter around the house and the U.S. Border Patrol aided in that effort.
Officers thought there was at least one person in the house. A television was on and there were lighted candles in the house.