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Posted on: January 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Merced County Sheriff's Office Enforces New County Marijuana Grow Laws

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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 commercial indoor marijuana cultivation operation.  Additionally, the back yard showed signs of an outdoor grow that had been harvested.  

A search warrant was granted by a Merced County Superior Court Judge and upon entering the residence, deputies found the entire house had been converted into a commercial indoor marijuana cultivation operation.  The Merced County Sheriff’s Office 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 the search 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 marijuana that 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 the law.  Additionally, you are only allowed to grow six plants indoors.  If you have any questions regarding the laws regarding cultivation and possession of marijuana, please call the Merced County Sheriff’s Office 209-385-7445.


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