ANTIOCH -- A late-night response to reports of a possible marijuana grow house uncovered nearly 300 plants and led to the arrest of two men, police said Monday.

Police were called to the house in the 5200 block of Delta View Way around 11 p.m. on Sunday and arrested Yaoying Yang,¿ 44, of San Francisco and Jincheng Ye, 48, of Oakland, according to Antioch police Sgt. Tony Morefield.

Yang and Ye were at the home, which police said had been converted into a marijuana cultivation operation. In addition to the plants, police also seized more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana that carried a street value of approximately $300,000, Morefield said.

Both face charges of planting and growing illicit marijuana and were taken to the County Jail in Martinez, where they were being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

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