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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/02/2020 02:41 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/02/2020 02:41 PM
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Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants Yield Big Results

San Andreas, CA...On May 26 and May 28, 2020, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served three search warrants for illegal marijuana cultivation in the areas of Railroad Flat and Angels Camp.

On May 26th, Deputies served a search warrant on a site located in the 400 block of Ridge Road in Railroad Flat. The search warrant was the third search warrant at this location since 2017. Upon the arrival of law enforcement, it is believed that at least one suspect fled the area on foot. Deputies seized 421 growing marijuana plants and a small amount of processed marijuana. Extensive evidence was collected from the scene, and the investigation is continuing.
Also, on May 26th, Deputies served an unrelated search warrant on a site located in the 3000 block of Independence Road in Railroad Flat. Deputies seized 454 growing marijuana plants. No suspects were contacted at these scenes; however, evidence was collected, and the investigation is ongoing.

On May 28th, a third unrelated search warrant was served in the 3000 block of Paint Road in rural Angels Camp. Deputies seized 1,944 marijuana plants and evidence of a butane honey oil (BHO) extraction operation. Drug paraphernalia was located and taken as evidence. Additionally, Deputies discovered processed marijuana, nearly a pound of concentrated marijuana extract (Honey Oil), and 31 firearms. Four of the firearms fit the legal description of being assault weapons. One handgun was later determined to be stolen. All weapons and drugs were taken and booked into evidence.

Evidence of a firearm manufacturing operation was discovered and seized from this location. Deputies located 11 AR-15 style “Lowers,” which did not contain serial numbers and were not commercially manufactured. Additionally, 28 high capacity magazines, over 5,000 rounds of ammunition, and a sword were seized. Two suspects were arrested at the scene.

John Manuel Cortez (age 44 of Angels Camp) was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on charges of 29800 PC Felon in Possession of Firearms, 182 PC Conspiracy to Commit Crime, 11366 HS Maintaining a Drug House, 30305 (a) (1) PC Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition. The charge of a felon possession of a firearm disqualified Cortez for release per the Covid-19 judicial order. He is being held with a bail of $35,000.00

Christopher Sanchez (age 44 of Angels Camp) was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on charges of 11358 HS Illegal Marijuana Cultivation, 11359 HS Possession of Marijuana for Sale, 11366 HS Maintaining a Drug House, 30600 PC Illegal Manufacturing of Assault Weapons, 496 (A) PC Receive Known Stolen Property with Value Over $950, 32310 PC Possession of High Capacity Magazines, 30605 PC Illegal Possession of Assault Weapons. Due to the Covid-19 judicial order, Sanchez was booked and released with a citation to appear in court.

The Calaveras Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with knowledge of illegal marijuana operations to call the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Marijuana Tip Line at (209) 754-6870.

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Re: Kudos...
Posted on: 2020-06-02 15:09:41   By: Anonymous
Wow! Great job CCSO! Thank you, Steve

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    Re: Kudos...
    Posted on: 2020-06-02 15:53:04   By: Anonymous
    Yes thank you very much, but couldn't the bail amount for a convicted democrat with guns, ammo, drugs been higher? $35,000? And these felon democrats only need 10%, that's just ridiculously low. Just a matter of time before they're out and some innocent person or family will suffer because they were able to post bail.

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      Re: Kudos...
      Posted on: 2020-06-02 16:08:59   By: Anonymous
      You are so Right!

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      Re: Kudos...
      Posted on: 2020-06-02 17:02:42   By: Anonymous
      Actually one of them never got put in jail because of the Governors order to empty out the jail,
      They only kept the other one because he was on felony probation.... I can’t have a gun to protect myself, and they don’t keep these criminals off the street ? WTF

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        Re: Kudos...
        Posted on: 2020-06-02 20:22:25   By: Anonymous
        Speaking Of Angels Camp, we are looking forward to visiting your upcoming protest on friday. See you there.


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          Re: Kudos...
          Posted on: 2020-06-03 06:56:38   By: Anonymous
          Whoever you actually are, please stop trying to incite violence in our community.

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          , HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2020-06-03 13:16:43   By: Anonymous

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    Re: Kudos...
    Posted on: 2020-06-02 17:03:18   By: Anonymous
    Boring news

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      Re: Kudos...
      Posted on: 2020-06-03 08:43:13   By: Anonymous
      This is as good as it can get in our county!! Keep up the good work and all law abiding citizens will do their part to help!!!!

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    Re: Kudos...
    Posted on: 2020-06-02 19:36:41   By: Anonymous
    rube, is that you?

    How do you decide what your name is gonna be day to day?
    steven are stupid just works so much better...but don't worry, regardless of the any name you sign or lack thereof, your retarded rhetoric and vacuous insights ALWAYS let us know when you pop in.

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      Re: Kudos...
      Posted on: 2020-06-02 20:23:02   By: Anonymous
      ^YEAH!!! STFU SRS

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Posted on: 2020-06-02 22:33:09   By: Anonymous
Great job!

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    Posted on: 2020-06-03 03:22:00   By: Anonymous
    Great lovely arrangements looks traditional wedding. tree trimming companies fort lauderdale

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      Re: Re:Petersons
      Posted on: 2020-06-03 06:07:42   By: Anonymous
      Its always a spic or a zipperhead arrested.

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        Where is Little Timmy?
        Posted on: 2020-06-03 13:17:58   By: Anonymous

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-06-03 06:19:08   By: Anonymous
Ranger Rick did you use the bearcat ?

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5,000 rounds?!!?
Posted on: 2020-06-03 09:06:18   By: Anonymous
Geez, that's just a start for an AR-15! My wife can go thru that in a single practice session. You oughta see her go thru the 9's.

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    Posted on: 2020-06-03 09:15:59   By: Anonymous
    GLM = Growers Life Matter !!

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