Kern County: Illegal Cannabis Grow Operation Dismantled, 35 Arrested

Kern County: Illegal Cannabis Grow Operation Dismantled, 35 Arrested

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has announced the dismantling of an unlawful cannabis cultivation operation, as well as the seizure of illegal firearms and several hundred pounds of cannabis. 35 people were also arrested as part of the operation.

According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, the county’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force served a search warrant at an illegal cannabis grow site on the morning of Wednesday, February 14. The operation was contained within a large warehouse on Getty Street in Bakersfield.

At the site, authorities eradicated nearly 2,600 cannabis plants and confiscated over 500 pounds of processed cannabis. Authorities reportedly also confiscated several illegal firearms.

Photos taken during the operation can be viewed below this article.

The 35 people arrested in connection with the operation were identified as:

According to the press release, all of these individuals were arrested on suspicion of maintaining a place for drug sales, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, possession of assault weapons, resisting arrest, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Photos (Courtesy of Kern County Sheriff’s Office):
Kern County: Illegal Cannabis Grow Operation Dismantled, 35 Arrested was last modified: February 23rd, 2024 by admin
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