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Posted on: December 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Marijuana Grow Bust

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On Monday, December 11, 2017, at about 7:30 am the Merced County Sheriff's Office received information regarding an illegal marijuana grow and processing operation in the 3500 block of Bert Crane Road, Atwater. When the deputies arrived at the residence they contacted 37 year old Jesus Valencia and obtained a warrant to search the property.  The following items were taken and logged for destruction at the conclusion of the investigation.

·        56 marijuana plants found growing inside a large greenhouse.

·        64 pounds of trimmed packaged marijuana.

·        75 pounds of processed marijuana trimmings ready to turn into BHO hash.

The Merced County Sheriff's Office has filed charges with the Merced County District Attorney's Office  


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