Photo: scene from Crocker Mountain grow site
CROCKER MOUNTAIN – On July 31st the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office conducted a”marijuana eradication raid,” assisted by the U.S. Forest Service and California Fish and Wildlife.
Once in the spotlighted area, law enforcement came upon 2 men tending to the illegal crop. Offiers made contact with 52-year-old Mario Valencia and apprehended him, however the other man ran away and eluded capture.
Valencia was “booked into the Plumas County Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession for sales of marijuana and substantial stream diversion.”
11,000 marijuana plants were destroyed. There was also trash and fertilizer in the area.