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Posted by: News_Desk on 10/26/2016 04:39 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/26/2016 05:15 PM
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23 Arrested In Connection With Illegal Marijuana Grows Near West Point

West Point, CA...On 10-25-16 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on 3 addresses near West Point California for illegal cultivation of marijuana. A total of 7700 pounds (over 3 tons) of marijuana and other substances were seized and destroyed or taken as evidence. Investigators located approximately 1000-1500 pounds of marijuana that was processed, dried and ready for use, transportation or sales. Several hundred pounds were discovered packaged to be shipped or transported elsewhere. A total of 1048 plants were eradicated. Just under $13,000 in cash was seized as evidence.

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Several hundred already harvested plants were discovered that were discarded and thrown down and embankment. There were several structures that were built to store and process marijuana. Inside of those locations were additional large amounts of marijuana in various stages of being processed.

In addition to the marijuana several significant environmental issues were discovered. Large amounts of garbage piled in the area. Human waste being disposed of into drainage that runs toward the Mokelumne River drainage. Piles of chemical and fertilizer containers that had been used were thrown about the property. Large water containers used to water the marijuana containing unknown substances were also located throughout the properties.

12 people were located in a small residence off of Argonaut Lane and another 11 at a separate address nearby. Deputies had to call in the assistance of the County Road Department in order to eradicate and dispose of large amounts of marijuana plants and processed marijuana. All 23 people were arrested in connection to the illegal marijuana grows. Two firearms were seized at one location. Most of the charges in this case are for cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy to cultivate transport and sell marijuana. Other agencies that assisted in the service of the search warrant include the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Corrections, Cal Fire Law Enforcement, Calaveras County Code Enforcement. This case is still under investigation.




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Wake up Calaveras County
Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:03:06   By: Anonymous
 
This is the disgusting reality of the Commercial Marijuana industry that the Board of Supervisors invited into this county with this ridiculous temporary ordinance, that will get even worse if Measure D passes. The truth is that commercial druggies don't give a damn about the environment, or the people of Calaveras. They say they do, but pictures are worth a thousand words. Vote no on Measure D.....unless you want the entire county to look like this.

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    Re: Wake up Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:10:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Outstanding Sheriff Rick, and double ditto on what will happen to the county

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      Re: Wake up Calaveras County
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 19:19:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank you Sheriff Rick!!!! We're behind you all the way.
      Sorry you have to deal with the scum that live like pigs and trash the environment.

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    Re: Wake up Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:28:32   By: Anonymous
     
    amen brother/sister!!

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    Re: Wake up Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:49:16   By: Anonymous
     
    you are a stupid piece of ---- the sheriff was their three years ago and was also aware of the activities. Why dont they check the owner of the property and verify why he has an illegal grow and labor force. Organized gang activity is different from registered farmers. Crawl back under the rock you came from idiot

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    Re: Wake up Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2016-10-27 06:00:59   By: Anonymous
     
    These guys are scumbags. No legitimate grow operation that is regulated would ever look like this. It's disgusting to see even if they were not growers.

    Regulating and taxing the growers will give law enforcement more funds to put people like this away. Those who play by the rules (including environmental and building code rules) should not be lumped in with these people. They are they type of disgraceful citizens who nobody wants to see in our community. Hang em high as far as I'm concerned. Show photos of a legal grow for contrast and you'll see the difference.

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      Re: Wake up Calaveras County
      Posted on: 2016-10-27 06:10:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Wrong, this is what it always degenerates into. Columbia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Burma, and now Canabis county. All s h I t holes.

      Kill dopers on sight. Confiscate doper land. Run cliffy and the other stupidvisors out of the county.

      Ps. LONG overdue for the health department to visit the greasy spoon.

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      Re: Wake up Calaveras County
      Posted on: 2016-10-27 10:26:30   By: Anonymous
       
      The problem is the prevalence of so many "legal" grows camouflages more of the "illegal" grows...more of them can fly under the radar, as it were.

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    Re: Wake up Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2016-10-27 23:44:51   By: Anonymous
     
    true slime of the earth. And you want them and others like them growing in this county? Maybe it is time for a ban. For now though, No on D, Yes on C. Get rid of all Hmongs. Don't give a rats ass how good of a gardener they are.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:08:41   By: Anonymous
 
Not a registered site. The sheriff stated they had been out there before three years ago. Just goes to show people who plan to grow illegally will do so with or without regulation, at least regulation provides the county with money to enforce illegal grows like this one.

Hope the people involved are alright, with all that onsite trash and limited sanitary facilities, it doesn't seem like the funnest place to live or spend time.

A ban will just promote the renegade big-time illegal operations like this one. Work with people who want to do it right and community will come together to help keep things safe for everyone.



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    Re:
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:12:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Registering guns hasn't stopped Gun violence you Jackass!!!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 19:55:56   By: Anonymous
       
      $15 bounty on any slant eyed trimmer

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2016-10-27 05:43:26   By: Anonymous
         
        Back in the day it was $2 an ear , then hang their hide on the barbed wire fence.

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      Re: Gun violence
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:26:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Lowest it's ever been since the 50's.

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    Re: Illegal Grows
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:14:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh you are so right poster how things will be better in the county, look how wonderful Humboldt and Mendocino County are Ha

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      Re: Illegal Grows
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:18:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Sheriff Debasilio and deputies and other agencies: THANK YOU!

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      Re: Illegal Grows
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:21:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Look at the picture on Cal Enterprise. Are these folks your neighbors ? Thankfully, not mine !!!! LOL

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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 17:28:27   By: Anonymous
         
        How many arrested are US citizens ?


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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 18:22:01   By: Anonymous
         
        No. there are a lot of asians. Check the US census we had less than 1percent asians living here. Now they are pot growers together with Mexican cartels. No on d. Kick Edson out of office.

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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 19:54:46   By: Anonymous
         
        ok, just ban any Asian person coming into Calaveras county, problem solved...

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          Re: Illegal Grows
          Posted on: 2016-10-30 23:11:47   By: Anonymous
           
          You should ban your self you racist f***. Go find other things to do. No one need a racist f*** like you to live at this county

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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:31:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Off with the Hmong invaders heads!!!!

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          Re: Illegal Grows
          Posted on: 2016-10-27 00:02:49   By: Anonymous
           
          I've noticed more Hello Kitty stuff at the thriftstores.

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      Re: Illegal Grows
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 18:02:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Don't you worry, Mendocino, Humboldt and Sonoma County are already spending the proceeds to build homeless shelters. Pot is the answer with NO frickin concern for public safety. It is totally disgusting and we should reject what is being put before us. However since we allow those who only pay limited taxes if any to vote what do you expect? They will vote in favor of Pot because it will add to the General fund and they will get more for doing nothing but voting. We are so screwed, you haven't even felt the initial pain. We are so stupid, led by those that are clueless.

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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 18:21:57   By: Anonymous
         
        Wow that is a lot of so called medicine. I wonder what poor sick person was going to benefit from all the green dope. Wake up dope will always be dope and people will always be greedy. Its a shame several people in Calaveras County are jumping on the band wagon to grow dope to make money.

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          Re: Illegal Grows
          Posted on: 2016-10-26 18:27:42   By: Anonymous
           
          Check the list of growers.They are your neighbors (who will soon have "special" saggy-pants visitors seeking "donations.") They are your local hardware merchant in Arnold and landscape materials "suppliers" doown the hill - where all this is headed. Sell your vacation home now, while it still has value - at least for this month.

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            Re: Illegal Grows
            Posted on: 2016-10-27 07:34:56   By: Anonymous
             
            Asian scum has been welcomed at, and taken over, Senders Market in Mt. Ranch

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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 18:23:40   By: Anonymous
         
        Yeah that's how medical medicine production from farmers looks. More like a landfill all over this county. Is embarrassing to a county once was a decent place to live. Should load up a truckload. Go to stupervisor driveway dump it out. Yet to see a positives. Never will.

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        Re: Illegal Grows
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 19:51:23   By: Anonymous
         
        Clueless cannabis Cliff. Vote him out.

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          Re: Illegal Grows
          Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:04:55   By: Anonymous
           
          es muy guano

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      Re: Illegal Grows/ wonderful Humboldt and Mendocino County
      Posted on: 2016-10-27 00:30:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Ever check out the price for on a weekend in Ft. Bragg, or Trinadad?, the tourist industry sure is booming.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:30:30   By: Anonymous
     
    blah, blah, blah. No on D.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-26 19:10:42   By: Anonymous
 
So ya'll wouldn't mind if I borrow a handful? ;)

But seriously, this is more reasons to legalize and regulate this. Illegal things breed illegal activities, crime and crappy people. You never see this with alcohol or tabbacco production and I'm pretty sure those harm more people than the green stuff.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2016-10-26 19:41:16   By: Anonymous
     
    No regulation and legalization won't work either.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:25:38   By: Anonymous
       
      Vote out the whole damn BOS. This is freaking bull*bleep*.
      Thank you sheriff!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:34:10   By: Anonymous
         
        WAKE UP CITIZENS OF CALAVERAS COUNTY. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SPEAK UP IF YOU ARE TIRED OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTY. START THE WHEELS ROLLING TOWARDS SENSIBLE LEGISLATION. THAT WOULD BE BY VOTING NO ON D, AND YES ON C.

        YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IT, BUT THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE BEFORE THE FREEFALL STARTS.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2016-10-26 20:52:24   By: Anonymous
           
          Vote yes on D and Yes on c. Regulation and taxation is the only way to structure what is already out of control

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2016-10-26 21:08:27   By: Anonymous
             
            You rely way to much on Government enforcement. What government does best is make laws and regulations without the proper enforcement mechanism. It looks good that regulations are passed however those new regulations need to be backed by proper enforcement. Intentions are wonderful but I will guarantee that the County won't have the proper resources available for needed enforcement. 5 years down the line when budgets get tough and Pot revenues don't increase our well intentioned BOS will cut enforcement levels of enforcement and the system will be broken. It happens every time and is just so predictable. The citizens must demand enforcement because without it you have Mexico North.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2016-10-26 22:08:30   By: Anonymous
               
              Exactly right..... the ignorance about enforcement is so evident..... no regulation will make Calaveras safer, their is not enough officers and they will never have enough, no matter how much money is taken in fees etc. All law enforcement agencies in the state are working short, not many applicants can make it through the hiring process and then complete the trainig, lower the standards to hire more bodies creates another whole set of issues that cost agencies tons of money in law suits....once they do hire and train, then another one leaves to greener pastures..... it's a cycle that is getting worse in the current political environment of this countries failed leadership..... think we are at Northern Mexico status now....

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2016-10-27 00:00:47   By: Anonymous
                 
                I put 6 of them in a box, right there, by your socks.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2016-10-27 06:14:11   By: Anonymous
             
            No on D and no on D! Run the criminals out.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2016-10-27 06:19:38   By: Anonymous
             
            Then let's also legalize mugging, bank robbery, rape, murder....

            Pretty soon, we would have no crime at all!

            We could close all the prisons and layoff all the cops, judges, and da's.

            Think of all the money we could save.

            We could even sell crime permits for $5 each!

            F' idiots.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2016-10-27 01:16:12   By: Anonymous
           
          HI.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2016-10-27 06:22:00   By: Anonymous
             
            Tar and feather all of them, then march them in the Thanksgiving Day Parade .

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2016-10-27 06:32:37   By: Anonymous
               
              You can get the tar at the Carson Hill asphalt plant, feathers from the nearest turkey farm. Make sure you have enough for the current BOS.

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Any news on DENIED permits?
Posted on: 2016-10-27 08:35:28   By: Anonymous
 
Anybody know how many more permits have been denied by the planning commission? The growers next to me (Hmongs, but a younger crowd) are in gross violation of the ordinance, but as of the last planning department listing are still being verified? Any investigative reporters want to look into how long it will take to before the growers who were obviously gaming the system get taken down?

$5000 was small price to pay for a free harvest, in my opinion.

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    Re: Any news on DENIED permits?
    Posted on: 2016-10-27 10:31:15   By: Anonymous
     
    There's also no enforcement on the back end, on where the product is going. One grower admitted a lot of it is getting shipped out of state and to Mexico. So much for commercialization in the name of medicinal use.

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      Re: Any news on DENIED permits?
      Posted on: 2016-10-27 10:36:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Cliff is now serving Pho at his dive for all of his slope head workers

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Cowboy Sheriff and his raid of the day
Posted on: 2016-10-27 12:07:30   By: Anonymous
 
The Sheriff sounds like a Cowboy in all the interviews...how he swooped in and eradicated all these illegal groups and arrested 23 people. There wasn't a search warrant for at least 1 property, but because he's on a power trip, he thinks he's above due process. Do know that they are all illegal growers, perhaps they weren't all legal commercial growers, but what about the guy with the permit to grow (but not commercial) who lives on the same block who got arrested too? What happened to investigate and then arrest?

A Grand Jury in June found that the Sheriff's department mishandled complaints, but it seems like that's not the only thing they mishandled.

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    Re: Cowboy Sheriff and his raid of the day
    Posted on: 2016-10-27 12:12:12   By: Anonymous
     
    STFU *bleep*

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-30 23:19:39   By: Anonymous
 
All the trash I see look like it's from all the construction work

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