Guns, narcotics seized during service of marijuana cultivation search warrants

Guns, narcotics seized during service of marijuana cultivation search warrants
PHOTOS: Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office

Two people have been arrested and numerous weapons and drugs seized during the official service of marijuana cultivation search warrants in Calaveras County.

On May 26th and 28th, the Calaveras County Marijuana Enforcement Team served three search warrants for illegal marijuana cultivation in the area of Railroad Flat and Angels Camp.

The first, on May 26th, was served on the 400 block of Ridge Road in Railroad Flat, where they ultimately seized 421 growing marijuana plants and a small amount of processed marijuana.

The same day, also in Railroad Flat, deputies served another search warrant on the 3000 block of Independence Road, seizing 454 growing marijuana plants.

Though no suspects were contacted at either scene, authorities believe at least one person fled the first site on foot prior to their arrival.

On May 28th, a third warrant was served on the 3000 block of Paint Road in rural Angels Camp, where deputies seized 1,944 marijuana plants and uncovered evidence of a butane honey oil (BHO) lab.

Also uncovered was evidence of a firearm manufacturing operation — deputies reported finding AR-15 style “lowers” with no serial numbers or other identifying marks, indicating they were not commercially manufactured.

Processed marijuana, about a pound of honey oil, paraphernalia, and thirty-one firearms were also confiscated, as well as twenty-eight high-capacity magazines, over 5,000 rounds of ammunition, and a sword.

John Manuel Cortez and Christopher Sanchez (both age 44, both of Angels Camp) were arrested at the site on numerous narcotics and firearm-related charges.

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