Originally published as a Colusa County Sheriff’s Office News release:
“On April 21, 2022 at about 7:00 AM, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant and arrested 5 suspects in connection with a large scale, illegal marijauna grow operation.
The operation was taking place inside an old rice mill located on the 200 bloack of E. Main Street, just outside of the city limits. The illegal operation had been taking place for several months.
The large scale, illegal indoor marijuana grow operation has been connected to other operations in the San Jaoquin County area. The San Joaquin County Task Force assisted in the investigation when they discovered a connection to the Colusa County location.
The investigation resulted in the seizure of 4,832 mature marijuana plants and the arrest of 5 suspects. The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office Specialized Operations and Response (SOAR) Team assisted in the service of the search warrants.
The suspects arrested were booked into the Colusa County Jail and currently face charges for violations of Health and Safety Code, illegal cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy to commit a crime.