Three Arrested in Connection to the Cultivation of 1,000 Marijuana Plants
FRESNO – Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office discovered more than 1,000 marijuana plants growing at a property in southeast Fresno, leading to the arrest of three individuals.
The detectives were serving a search warrant in the 1300 block of South Temperance Avenue on Monday around 11:30 a.m. when they discovered two makeshift structures filled with growing marijuana plants. The first structure they discovered was made of wood and large sheets of plastic and contained about 100 marijuana plants at different stages of growth. A second structure near the home was found with several hundred more plants.
More marijuana was found in side of the house. Starter plants were in the garage and about five pounds of processed marijuana was found elsewhere in the home. Detectives also recovered a shotgun.
Deputies arrested 55-year-old Phonthip Houngaloun and 65-year-old Reune Phanthavongsa, both of Fresno, on suspicion of cultivating marijuana. A third suspect, 34-year-old Ta Phanthavongsa, was arrested for an outstanding felony narcotics arrest warrant.
FresnoBee: 1,000 marijuana plants found at Fresno County house