The second day of prosecution testimony was underway Thursday in the trial of a 36-year-old man who allegedly operated a marijuana grow house in San Bruno, court documents state.
Kenny Kong is charged with possession of marijuana for sale, marijuana cultivation, leasing a space for the purpose of storing marijuana and illegally obtaining utilities.
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.
The prosecution's case began Wednesday afternoon with testimony by a peace officer; however, the defense put a witness on the stand out of order.
That witness, Hao Shun Huang, had her court-appointed attorney present, indicating she is currently being prosecuted but it was unclear what her charges were.
Kong is currently out on bond for $250,000 bail in both cases, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.