Recent MET Raid Nets Nearly 600 Marijuana Plants

Recent MET Raid Nets Nearly 600 Marijuana Plants

A recent marijuana enforcement team raid has netted nearly 600 plants and one arrest in Calaveras County. Wednesday, team members searched a property on Wendell Road in Mountain Ranch. While surveying the lot, the team discovered several outbuildings. When deputies looked inside one of them, they found a large commercial sized generator that was running. Another building had been converted into an indoor marijuana cultivation area, which contained 583 marijuana plants that were confiscated and destroyed. Deputies located one person at the residence, 23 year old Jose Fernandez-Zavala, who was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on drug related charges including and maintaining a drug house and operating an illegal marijuana cultivation. Fernandez-Zavala’s bail was set at $50,000. Sheriff’s officials say the incident remains under investigation.

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