A jury returns Thursday for a second day of deliberations in the case of a 36-year-old San Bruno man on trial for allegedly operating a marijuana grow house.
Kenny Kong is on trial for alleged possession of marijuana for sale, marijuana cultivation, leasing a space for the purpose of storing marijuana and illegally obtaining utilities.
The panel deliberated for about 15 minutes late Tuesday afternoon, following defense and prosecution closing arguments that took up most of the afternoon.
On Wednesday, jurors asked some questions during their first full day of deliberations but went home without reaching a verdict.
They were set to return to the deliberation room at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a District Attorney spokesperson.
Kong was arrested in 2011, following execution of a search warrant at the San Bruno home, where San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force investigators allegedly found more than 540 marijuana plants and indicators of a sales operation.
He made bail and two weeks after the arrest, Kong allegedly helped kick in the door of another alleged grow house -- this one in the 2300 block of Valleywood Drive, run by two elderly women -- court documents state.
The two women—Aleen Lam, 72, and Virginia Pon, 65— were booked into the San Mateo County slammer in lieu of $100,000 bail each on suspicion of several felony counts in connection with possessing, cultivating and illegally storing marijuana and stealing electricity.
Pon also is facing charges for reportedly passing $40,000 in bad checks at Cache Creek Casino in a previous case.
Kong is currently out on bond for $250,000 bail in both cases, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.