Two illegal grow sites discovered, 849 plants eradicated
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The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department discovered two illegal grow sites and stopped their operations –
“Two search warrants were served this morning on illegal cannabis operations in Yuba County.
The first location was an outdoor grow in 7000 block of Camp Far West Rd in unincorporated Wheatland. 365 plants and 50 lbs of processed cannabis that were out of compliance with state and local regulation, were located and eradicated.
$5,600 in cash was located at the grow site. One suspect, identified as 50 year old Hung Tran, was located living at the Camp Far West Rd property. Tran was cited for violation of Health and Safety Codes 11358 & 11359.
The second site was an illegal indoor operation at a home converted to a grow in the 5700 block of Lochcarron Drive in an East Linda. 484 plants were located and eradicated. 48 year old Jian Situ was located at the scene and cited for Health and Safety Code Violations of 11358, 11359, and 11366.
The investigations into such illegal grows often continue for weeks and months following the execution of a search warrant. In many cases, additional follow up interviews and lab testing can lead to additional suspects and/or charges that can be referred to the District Attorney at a later date.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information on illegal marijuana cultivation sites or manufacturing of concentrated cannabis, to report it to our office at 530-749-7777.”