Sheep Ranch, Ca — The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department says a father and son who were out hunting dodged a bullet, and helped bust an illegal marijuana grow.
Recently, the unidentified hunter told the Department that he and his son were hunting near Sheep Ranch during the early morning hours. While hiking in the area, he turned on his flashlight, and was immediately fired upon from at least one firearm.
The father and son left the location immediately. Deputies later hiked around the area of Sheep Ranch Rd, and discovered remnants of marijuana left on a trail. After following the trail, a large garden was discovered which contained approximately 3,000 marijuana plants.
No suspects were located near the garden. The Department says that it appears that it was tended to by workers who lived within a primitive camp in the garden, and the marijuana was likely grown for a Mexican drug trafficking organization.
If you have information on this case, you should contact the Calaveras County Sheriff Department´s Narcotics Unit at (209)-754-6564.
Written by BJ Hansen