CCSO Bust Two Large Unrelated Illegal Marijuana Grows In Calaveras

CCSO Bust Two Large Unrelated Illegal Marijuana Grows In Calaveras 

The Calaveras Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team served two consecutive and unrelated search warrants on Thursday. The first was located off Railroad Flat Road in Railroad Flat. This location was previously the site of an attempted marijuana robbery in October of 2015 which resulted in the shooting death of three persons. Deputies located a trailer with primitive living conditions and an outdoor cooking area; however no persons were present at the time of the search warrant. 201 large marijuana plants were seized and destroyed pursuant to the search warrant.

The second site was located in the 4400 block of Hunt Road in Copperopolis. This location contained several acres of olive trees. Deputies located an elaborate marijuana growing operation concealed within the rows of the trees which included raised planter beds, lighting, and irrigation. In total, 2097 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed from the olive orchard. Both investigations are ongoing.

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