Two men were found shot to death near the town of Simla Thursday morning.

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office says at around 8 a.m., they were called about a suspicious death at a house in the 30000 block of Highway 24. The home is just west of Simla.

Deputies say the rural house was being used as an illegal marijuana grow operation.

Investigators believe the illegal grow was a contributing factor in the men's deaths.

Deputies say there's no danger to the public.

The men's names have not yet been released.