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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 01:42 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 01:42 PM
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Calaveras Marijuana Team Eradicates More Illegal Grows

San Andreas, CA...On August 4, 2020, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at an illegal marijuana cultivation site in the 8000 block of West Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch. Deputies seized 285 growing marijuana plants with an estimated value exceeding $199,500. One suspect was located at the scene and issued a citation. May Lao Her, age 51 of Fresno, California, was cited on charges of 11358 H&S Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and 11359 H&S Possession of Marijuana for Sale. The investigation is ongoing.





Also, on August 4, 2020, an unrelated search warrant was served at a site in the 400 block of Blossom Lane in Railroad Flat. Deputies seized 343 growing marijuana plants with an estimated value exceeding $1,008,000. No suspects were located at the site; however, the investigation is ongoing. This was the third time the Marijuana Enforcement Unit has eradicated this site within the last three months. Additionally, this site had previously been eradicated in 2018. Previous investigations have resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for Krsnathakur Widmer, 31 years old Bader, California.

Additionally, on August 4, 2020, a third unrelated search warrant was served at a site located in the 1400 block of Hidden Valley Road in West Point. Deputies seized 816 growing marijuana plants with an estimated value exceeding $571,000. Two suspects were located at the site and were issued citations. Fay Villalobos, age 81 of West Point, and Imanol Marte Martinez, age 31 of Livingston, California, were cited on charges of 11358 H&S Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and 11359 H&S Possession of Marijuana for Sale. The investigation is ongoing.

On August 6, 2020, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at an illegal marijuana cultivation site in the 12000 block of Armstrong Road in Sheep Ranch. Deputies seized 814 growing marijuana plants with an estimated value exceeding $569,000. The marijuana grow was dispersed and hidden amongst trees and brush. Clear evidence of people living on-site in primitive conditions was present. Debris, trash, and human waste were scattered around the area. Extensive lengths of plastic piping, which carried water directly from a nearby creek, while fertilizers and pesticides were found to be stored and used above the creek, were irrigating the plants. No suspects were located at the site; however, the investigation is ongoing.

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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Posted on: 2020-08-12 14:59:42   By: Anonymous
 
County tax payers should own these properties by now. A little clearing and thinning of trees and brush then selling the property would benefit the surrounding community.

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    Re: County taxpayers...
    Posted on: 2020-08-12 15:06:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep! And Kudos to our CCSO and team for this. Thank you, SRS

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      Re: County taxpayers...
      Posted on: 2020-08-12 21:24:19   By: Anonymous
       


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    Posted on: 2020-08-13 08:05:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Can I get the name of the electrician in pic 3, I need a good one?

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    Posted on: 2020-08-14 07:00:44   By: Anonymous
     
    looks like Kevin's work

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-12 15:11:28   By: Anonymous
 


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-12 15:19:31   By: Anonymous
 
So nice to have these dope growers here they are really benefiting our community!

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    Posted on: 2020-08-12 15:58:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank you Merita, Garamuchi, and Toilet Stopper.

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      Posted on: 2020-08-12 16:36:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Did they allow these grows to happen? I think not.

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        Posted on: 2020-08-12 16:47:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Does not matter, they want this crap here, those 3. Seize this land like the other person suggested, we can recover some of the SO's cost's and counties clean up of these sites.
        Whether legal or not they all at some point furnish pot to others in illegal ways. They also make bad neighbor's, legal growers or not.
        It's a dirty business. Medical my rear.

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          Posted on: 2020-08-12 17:04:24   By: Anonymous
           
          Yeah, a slap on the wrist with a citation! That sure works well!! Big deterrent, oh wow!!

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          Posted on: 2020-08-12 17:32:39   By: Anonymous
           
          Exactly! They always vote in favor of pot! Ruining our county and environment!

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            Posted on: 2020-08-12 21:25:29   By: Anonymous
             
            Rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll another one, just like the other one......

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          Posted on: 2020-08-12 22:23:58   By: Anonymous
           
          Says the guy who likely picked up a case, a pint and a pack of cigs on his way home. Hypocrites all.


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            Posted on: 2020-08-13 00:07:13   By: Anonymous
             
            The conversation is about pot. Just like an addict, try to find any way to make your personal fault seem normal. If all else fails change the subject and deflect from yourself.

            Funny you use alcohol and cigarettes, but you say nothing about obesity and being addicted to food.

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            Posted on: 2020-08-23 00:07:15   By: Anonymous
             
            You are making no sense. Having the pot cash crop is far more dangerous to us all than someone picking up cigarettes at a store or anything else for that matter. Commercial growing Pot is a cash -only venture with folks running around the county lugging around cash, storing cash on their property, and keeping aggressive dogs and illegal guns to protect their cash business. Not good.

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        Posted on: 2020-08-23 00:04:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes. These unsafe, polluting grows are here in fact because of Callaway, Garamendi, and Stopper. Remember, law enforcement has datapoints that show the illegal grows flock here when we had the UO and again when these three bought-and-paid-for idiots pushed through this excuse of a regulation. We will all be hurt - and most of all the growers who CANNOT make legal money in the State of Calif. with our regulations. Only those with an illegal side hustle, illegal guns, etc, can bring home some cash. Problem? Our safety and our economy and our environment. Corrupt Callaway. Garrulous Garamendi., Stop at Nothing Stopper. Criminals.

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      Posted on: 2020-08-13 00:24:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Meximelt. What was up with all that Asian decorating behind her when she was seen sitting at home running the supervisor meeting online? Is she Asian?

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    Posted on: 2020-08-12 22:19:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Imagine if we could have had a regulated list of growers in our community who would have paid fees and taxes. Instead the SO will be playing whack a mole forever with illegal grows and an insufficient budget.


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      Posted on: 2020-08-13 00:11:43   By: Anonymous
       
      Imagine if we did nothing like our two neighboring counties.

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      Posted on: 2020-08-23 00:10:31   By: Anonymous
       
      No. A regulated list of growers is just a bunch of cash carrying, illegal gun toting, aggressive dog keeping neighbors. Now the 3 BOS criminals try to NOT hold the growers accountable for their own employees' background checks. We will have absolute criminals driving here, working, then driving home to spend their money. We get criminals. Other counties will get their spending money. These three idiot supervisors are criminals.

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Posted on: 2020-08-12 17:43:35   By: Anonymous
 
They know it's illegal. Growers like these need to quit whining about getting ratted out because they are just trying to make money. It's illegal. Pay the price and the consequences. Seize the land no matter who owns it.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-13 00:18:16   By: Anonymous
     
    They are just a front for the so called legal growers. They think it makes us want them more than illegal grows so they pay uneducated poor and illegal to grow on these properties.

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grow on Hunt road
Posted on: 2020-08-12 18:11:20   By: Anonymous
 
Saw a grow at the intersection of Hunt Road and Hogan Dam. Spotlights on it are visible from miles away. What an eyesore.

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    Re: grow on Hunt road
    Posted on: 2020-08-12 21:26:14   By: Anonymous
     
    Speaking of eyesores, how's your wife doing?

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      Re: grow on Hunt road
      Posted on: 2020-08-13 00:13:28   By: Anonymous
       
      ^Typical drug addict.

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        Re: grow on Hunt road
        Posted on: 2020-08-13 07:38:14   By: Anonymous
         
        ^Your'e wife??

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    Re: grow on Hunt road
    Posted on: 2020-08-12 21:44:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Did you turn them in? CCSO has an anonymous Marijuana tip line.

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      Re: grow on Hunt road
      Posted on: 2020-08-13 08:04:05   By: Anonymous
       
      That's sure a nice barn at the top of Buttondown Lane.

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        Re: grow on Hunt road
        Posted on: 2020-08-13 10:06:41   By: Anonymous
         
        did you notice the air conditioners and heaters? What, no horses?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-23 00:12:37   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Calaveras County Sheriff's Department for finding and shutting down these grows.

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