Illegal Cannabis Grower Busted

Illegal Cannabis Grower Busted
Photo: Kevin Scott Hagar

October 11, 2020 – Ventura County, Ca.
The passage of California’s Proposition 64 calling for the regulation and control of marijuana throughout the state allows for possession and cultivation of what was once considered “the devil weed.” But the new law is not without some very specific provisions. Those who ignore those provisions risk arrest and prosecution.

One of the most important provisions of Prop 64 has to do with the location of cannabis cultivation. Grow the stuff in the wrong place and without the proper permits, and you’ll face the legal consequences.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Eduardo Malagon, those consequences are going to be faced by 38-year-old Maricopa resident Kevin Scott Hagar pursuant to his arrest on the morning of October 8th .

For several weeks in late September, Hagar had been the subject of law enforcement interest “regarding a large illegal marijuana cultivation operation” in the northern reaches of rural Ventura County. Once the violation was confirmed, deputies obtained and served a search warrant on the suspect property.

Once at the cultivation site, deputies made contact with “several people tending to the marijuana growing on the property,” with the weed “being cultivated in five separate outdoor structures on the property” under the supervision of Hagar, the alleged owner of the illegal operation. Hagar was taken into custody as deputies seized nearly 600 marijuana plants, more than 350 pounds of processed marijuana, and various unregistered illegal firearms.

Hagar was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and possession of an assault weapon.

Once booked, Hagar posted bail and was released.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

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