Citrus Heights—On April 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)/Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) enforcement team conducted a traffic stop on April 9, 2014 in the 8300 Block of Oak Avenue that resulted in the arrest of Jeremy Zahn for the transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, and violation of his PRCS condition.
The traffic stop at approximately 4:00 p.m. was a result of an ongoing investigation, involving Zahn, 31, a known subject on PRCS. Detectives located approximately 48 pounds of vacuum sealed processed marijuana— which was packaged for sales—in boxes on the back seat of Zahn’s vehicle. Zahn was arrested for and booked at the Sacramento County Jail.
As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a residence in El Dorado Hills, which was found to be associated with Zahn. During the search, approximately 810 pounds of additional marijuana was located, with a substantial amount concealed behind a false wall. Two large safes were located in the garage, which together were found to contain $464,850 in US currency, additional marijuana, seven firearms, ammunition and high-capacity magazines.
Also arrested was Lindsey Zoya, 23, of La Verne. Detectives have also obtained an arrest warrant for a third suspect, who has not yet been publicly identified.
“This is really a sophisticated criminal enterprise we’ve uncovered,” said Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd.
The firearms consisted of illegal assault rifles, semi-automatic handguns, and a semi-automatic rifle. Three of the firearms were identified as being stolen. The total weight of seized marijuana was 858 pounds with a street value of approximately $2.5 million.