CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) – Three illegal marijuana farm busts in Calaveras County resulted in the seizure of firearms and over $600,000 worth of pot, authorities said.
According to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, a site along Esmeralda Road in Murphys was eradicated on Oct. 15 for the fourth time since 2017.
At this site, 555 plants and 22-pounds of processed marijuana – all estimated at a value of $403,000, authorities said. No suspects were located at the scene and the investigation into this illegal site remains ongoing, investigators said.
The very next day, a search warrant was served at a San Andreas address along Old Gulch Road in which 236 plants valued at approximately $165,000 were seized, authorities said. Two men were also located in tents and taken into custody.
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