L.A. County sheriff's deputies found over 200 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1 million after responding to a call from witnesses who saw two men running down a residential street in La Habra Heights, "one of them bleeding from the upper torso and the other carrying a rifle," notes an LASD press release.
Deputies arriving to the 1900 block of Skyline Vista Drive on Wednesday Feb. 9 found no indication of a crime nor anyone injured, however a short time later were notified of a hospitalized gunshot wound victim that was determined to be the man described in the call. The Skyline Vista Drive resident was later discovered to be the suspect wanted in the shooting.
With a search warrant obtained detectives located a handgun, U.S. currency, about a million dollars worth of marijuana packaged for sale, a digital scale, plastic baggies, and other paraphernalia inside the residence. 53-year-old Edward Smetak was arrested "for felony Possession for Sales of Marijuana and ex-felon in possession of a firearm., with bail set at $100,000," reports the LASD press release.