More than 600 marijuana plants, along with guns and cash, were seized from homes in Newark and Fremont on Thursday during a special operation conducted by the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force.

Officers served search warrants at a home in the 6000 block of Marguerite Drive in Newark and another in the 5000 block of Robertson Drive, where they found a 12-gauge shotgun, handgun and bullets along with hundreds of marijuana plants and a pound of the processed drug.

The residents of the home also were apparently illegally tapping into the PG&E grid in order to power their grow operation.

In Fremont, officers found an estimated 300 plants, two pounds of processed marijuana and 40 pounds of marijuana that was cut and drying.

The arrested include Jarrod Ryan Hardin, 31, of Newark; Patrick Francis Alexander, 27, of Sacramento; and Antonio M. Rodriguez, 22, of Fremont.

All three were booked into Santa Rita Jail.

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