On January 3, 2018 the Merced County Sheriff’s Office
located an outdoor Marijuana grow in the 16000 block of Corner Street in Delhi,California. When deputies arrived at the
residence at about 8:00am, they immediately saw obvious signs of a commercialindoor marijuana cultivation operation. Additionally, the back yard showed signs of an outdoor grow that hadbeen harvested.
A search warrant was granted by a Merced County Superior
Court Judge and upon entering the residence, deputies found the entire househad been converted into a commercial indoor marijuana cultivation
operation. The Merced County Sheriff’sOffice confiscated 1,375 plants being cultivated along with 110 pounds of
processed marijuana that was packaged and ready for shipment. No suspects found at the residence during thesearch warrant and the crime is still an ongoing investigation.
Sheriff Vern Warnke reminds everyone that the Merced County
Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing the cultivation laws regarding marijuanathat the county has put in place starting in 2018. All outdoor marijuana grows are illegal and
will be dealt with immediately and prosecuted to the full extent of thelaw. Additionally, you are only allowed
to grow six plants indoors. If you haveany questions regarding the laws regarding cultivation and possession of
marijuana, please call the Merced County Sheriff’s Office 209-385-7445.