“In the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the city of Reedley is known locally as the world’s fruit basket. They say more fresh fruit is grown here than any other place on Earth.
“But it’s what was going on inside a dilapidated warehouse in the center of town that thrust this small agricultural community into the nation’s spotlight.
“‘It was literally shock after shock after shock,’ Jesalyn Harper, Reedley’s only full-time code enforcement officer, told Scripps News. She said it all started when she received a tip that cars were parking outside a building which she thought was vacant.”