Calaveras County Marijuana Enforcement serves four warrants, arrests two
Photos: Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
MOUNTAIN RANCH — The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement team served four search warrants for illegal cultivation sites in the span of six days in late June and early July (photo gallery below).
The first was on June 26 on the 19000 block of Old Greek Mine Road in Mountain Ranch, where deputies located and seized 882 growing marijuana plants. Deputies say the property was also in severe disarray, with trash piles, debris, and extension cords hooked up to a generator among the dry foliage, creating a fire hazard.
No suspects or persons of interest were contacted at the scene.
The next two search warrants were served at separate properties in unrelated cases on June 29. At the first, on the 900 block of Whiskey Slide Road, deputies seized over 1,400 growing marijuana plants and other evidence. No suspects were found at the investigation is ongoing.
The second of these two was on the 7000 block of Doster Road, where deputies reportedly seized just over 800 pounds of growing marijuana plants and nearly a pound of processed marijuana. 21-year-old Jesus Mendoza of Livingston was arrested at the scene on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation, among other charges, but posted $50,000 bail and was released that night.
The final warrant was served on July 1 on the 4000 block of Tree Lane in Wilseyville. Deputies seized 419 growing marijuana plants, as well as a handgun with its serial numbers removed. 36-year-old Domingo Vasquez Jiminez was arrested at the scene on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation, among other charges, and booked on $150,000 bail.