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CHP Investigates After Car Crashes into Suspected Marijuana Grow House

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(FOX11) - A Sargent from the California Highway Patrol's Special Investigation Unit says they found "criminal activity" inside a warehouse in Huntington Park after a car crashed into it during a police chase overnight.

A strong oder of marijuana came from the building on the intersection of Alameda Street and Gage Avenue while investigators worked inside. The Sargent says they're working to determine whether it's "illegal" or medical marijuana.

A massive hole now in the side of the building from the crash. CHP says the pursuit started after one of their officers tried to pull the car over for reckless driving around 1:00 a.m. Friday.

It was here at the intersection of Gage Ave and Alameda St where the suspect lost control of his vehicle and plummeted into the building. Officials say he was traveling at 70-80 mph.

Officers say the driver was still conscious when pulled out of the car around 3:30 in the morning. He was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

About a dozen investigators and under cover officers blocked off the front and back of the building.

People who work in the building next door say they weren't allowed to park in their normal spots because I police activity.

They say they believe there may be a marijuana grow operation inside the approximately 6,000 square foot building attached to there building.

"I always smell something, I thought it was gas at first, but I think It's marijuana," Irene Castellanos, one of the employees said.

Investigator say they'll be working the scene all day.

The suspect in the initial crash may be facing reckless driving charges.

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