Prosecutor investigated for pot growing

April 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

UKIAH, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- A California deputy district attorney is being investigated after authorities discovered about 150 marijuana plants growing at his home.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Capt. Kurt Smallcomb said a search warrant was served Monday at the Ukiah-area home Deputy District Attorney Sergio Fuentes shares with his mother, and deputies discovered about 150 marijuana plants growing inside the house, The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported Friday.

District Attorney's Office spokesman Mike Geniella said Fuentes has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have yet been made in the case.

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