LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Two Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputies riding bicycles smelled trouble and it led them to a massive grow house.
They were on bike patrol around 11 p.m. Monday night when they noticed the odor of marijuana in the air.
It came from a warehouse so a K-9 officer was called in to confirm the presence of drugs, and then a search warrant was secured.
Upon entering the building in the 600 block of North G Street in Lake Worth, investigators found more than 1,200 pot plants worth a street value of more than $750,000.
"Normally the officer is patrolling in his car and he may not pick up that scent (marijuana) that strongly as he's out on his bicycle, walking behind buildings, checking businesses as they are doing patrolling," said Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eric Davis.
There are several auto repair businesses near the warehouse. No one smelled anything suspicious.
So far deputies have not made any arrests in connection with the bust.
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