STANISLAUS COUNTY – During the last week of April 2022, California Department of Cannabis Control detectives, with assistance from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, executed eight search warrants in connection to suspected illegal cannabis grows.
As a result of those search warrants, law enforcement officers seized:
- 6749 cannabis plants
- 2981 pounds of dried cannabis flower and trim
- 1 ghost AR-15
- 1 Short-Barreled Rifle
- 9 additional firearms
- 1 illegal cock fighting farm with more than 100 roosters valued at $2,500 a rooster.
During the course of the execution of those search warrants, 37 people were arrested. Thirty-two of those arrested actually fled from one site but were caught when law enforcement drones and a helicopter were deployed to assist.
“The operators of illegal cannabis grows in this state are quickly learning that California Department of Cannabis Control detectives and local law enforcement officers are executing search warrants and seizing illegal operations,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Often these officers encounter weapons and other illegal activity at these sites. I am grateful that no one was hurt during the execution of these search warrants and the arrests made.”