Over 1000 pot plants found in Atwater drug bust

March 2, 2013 12:55:21 AM PST
North Valley police shut down large indoor marijuana grow near Atwater Friday.

20-year-old Victor Farias Agular was arrested after authorities served a search warrant at his home. According to the Merced County Sheriff's Office the indoor grow contained more than 1,400 marijuana plants.

Deputies also found a semi-automatic handgun. Farias was booked on suspicion of cultivating marijuana.