Three search warrants in Two days leads to Marijuana Grow Site eradication
Photo: Hidden Valley Road
WEST POINT – The Marijuana Enforcement Unit of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office recently executed three search warrants in two days in an effort to stop illegal marijuana grow sites.
First, on August 20, a warrant was served in the 1400 block of Hidden Valley Road. From this effort, 219 plants weighing 2,492 pounds were eradicated. 72 grams of processed marijuana were seized. 48-year-old Dung Ly and 51-year-old Johnny Tu were arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale. Ly was also arrested for maintaining a drug house and Tu was also arrested for conspiracy.
Second, also on August 20, officers entered a site in the 2000 block of Bald Mountain and Eaganhoff Roads. 91 plants, nearly 1,820 pounds of growing marijuana, were destroyed. 43-year-old Zachery Cockerton was arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation, water code and game violations, and possession of marijuana for sale.
Third, on August 21, on August 20, another suspected illegal cultivation site in the 60 and 7000 block of Cedar Springs Road was searched. There, 2493 growing marijuana plants and 4.25 pounds of processed marijuana were destroyed. Although “multiple environmental violations were discovered,” no one arrested at this second site.