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4 Illegal Pot Grows Worth $7 Million Busted In Calaveras

4 Illegal Pot Grows Worth $7 Million Busted In Calaveras

It was another busy week for the Calaveras County Marijuana Enforcement Team. Four illegal grows worth roughly $7 million were busted and one alleged grower/dealer was arrested. On Tuesday a search warrant for illegal marijuana cultivation was served at a residence on Hubbard Lane in Sheep Ranch. There, they located an outdoor grow site, seized 890 marijuana plants and just over 42 pounds of processed marijuana with a rough street value estimate of $932,000.  Also arrested was 25-year-old Kyle Kendall of Mountain Ranch at a nearby location and booked into the Calaveras County Jail for illegal cultivation, maintaining a drug house and possession of marijuana for sale). He received a $30,000 bail. On Wednesday, a search warrant was served on two properties in the off Summit Level Road in Mountain Ranch. Investigators found active outdoor and greenhouse growing operations and seized 891 marijuana plants, estimated at $1.1 million. While the suspects were not onsite at the time of the warrant, evidence seized from the scene is still under investigation. Then on Thursday, the largest grow of the week was discovered at a residence and property off Railroad Flat Road in Railroad Flat, where 5,225 marijuana plants, roughly valued at $5.2 million were eradicated. This was the third search warrant service on this property in three years. While the suspects were not there at the time, the team seized evidence and continues to investigate the operation. So far this year, Calaveras County Marijuana Enforcement Team members have taken out at least $36 million in illegal pot.

Written by KVGC Staff


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