In what can literally be described as a case of cooking while high, a kitchen fire in a Norwalk, Calif. conodo Thursday evening led firefighters and police to a $6 million pot stash.
When emergency responders arrived on the scene, smoke was coming out of the windows. They entered the building to rescue any possible victims and saw that the source of the fire was food burning on the range top.
After stamping out the fire, deputies explored the condo and discovered what turned out to be over 2,000 pounds of marijuana packages in several rooms.
Curiously, the people who started the stovetop fire didn't have the wherewithal to stop burning their food, but they did manage to escape. Responders from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department were unable to locate any suspects, and have turned their investigation to the condo's owners.
If you have any information about what was found in the condo, call Norwalk detectives at (562) 863-8711. If you want to be a tipster while remaining anonymous, call (800) 222-TIPS (8477), text the letters TIPLA and your tip to CRIMES (274637), or use the LA crime stoppers site.
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