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Fake Credit Cards, Pot Found in Raids

January 09, 1998|STEVE CARNEY

Detectives searching for counterfeit credit cards during a pair of raids also discovered 90 large marijuana plants and $4,000 in cash, police said Thursday.

Buena Park police officers searched a home in the 21400 block of Coralita in Lake Forest and another home in the 9300 block of Ambassador Drive in Westminster Wednesday night.

At the Westminster home, investigators seized computer equipment and three counterfeit credit cards, police said. At the Lake Forest home, they found the marijuana plants growing in two bedrooms equipped with heat, light, ventilation and irrigation equipment, police said. They estimated the street value of the mature plants at $50,000.

Officers also seized counterfeit credit cards and Social Security cards, a pistol and shotgun, the cash, a 1995 Porsche and items believed to be stolen, police said.

Two people who showed up while officers were searching the Lake Forest home were arrested. Grey Timmon Nguyen, 23, and Nicole Marie Dumas, 27, were booked on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, possession of counterfeit credit cards and possession of stolen property, police said.

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