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Three Illegal Grows Net Nearly $2.5 Million In Pot Plants

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Calaveras County, CA — Three raids were made in two days in Calaveras County, resulting in no arrests.

A property located in the 1000 block of Simpson Road in Rail Road Flat was searched by Calaveras Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team recently. Deputies located and eradicated 741 growing marijuana plants and a small amount of processed marijuana.

Calaveras County Code Compliance red-tagged the property for code violations; mostly related to unpermitted structures.

Another illegal grow also in Rail Road Flat was hit by deputies that same day. At this site in the 1100 block of Royal Lane, deputies seized 115 growing pot plants.

A day later, the team was at it again and discovered 759 marijuana plants on a property in the 4300 block of Buckboard Lane in Copperopolis. The plants were concealed within brush and trees on the property at various locations.

With no suspects found at these properties, no arrests could be made. However, sheriff’s officials want the public to know all are under investigation. Anyone with information on illegal grows or sites manufacturing concentrated cannabis is asked to call the Sheriff’s Marijuana Tip Line at (209) 754-6870. The total combined street value of the plants seized in these grows is just over $2,442,000.

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  • Illegal pot grow on Royal Lane in Rail Road Flat with red tagged illegal structure
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  • Illegal pot grow on Buckboard Lane in Copperopoli
  • Illegal pot grow on Buckboard Lane in Copperopoli
  • Illegal pot grow on Buckboard Lane in Copperopoli

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