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Police Raid 5 Illegal Grows in Merced County Sunday

Police Raid 5 Illegal Grows in Merced County Sunday

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department seized more than 1,100 marijuana plants, a half-ounce of methamphetamine, five firearms, 10 pounds of trimmed buds, and an undisclosed amount of cash when it conducted five raids Sunday in the Northern California county.

Sgt. Ray Framstad told the Merced Sunstar that while most Merced growers stay within the county’s 12-plant limit, the larger, commercial, illegal grows (such as the five raided) drain natural resources and open the area up to harsher drugs and organized crime.

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Police Raid Massive Marijuana Grow in Santa Cruz Mountains, Seize Over $1 Million of Weed

Police Raid Massive Marijuana Grow in Santa Cruz Mountains

Thursday morning Santa Clara police raided a 7-acre marijuana grow in the Santa Cruz mountains, seizing more than a million dollars worth of weed.

Santa Clara Sheriff’s deputies said that neighbors of the grow alerted them to its existence. While the five suspects arrested and property owner claim the grow is entirely for medicinal purposes and valid under state MMJ laws, the deputies unwaveringly say the grow is illegal.

Garret Hand, friend of those arrested, was on the scene when police came.