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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 10:19 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 10:19 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Another Illegal Grow Bites The Dust, Human Feces as Fertilizer & More, Sacramento Pair Arrested,

West Point, CA..On 10/12/2017 at approximately 0930 hours, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant on a property located on the 3000 block of Bald Mountain Road. A large marijuana grow had been discovered at the location and investigators found that this property was not registered with Calaveras County as an authorized commercial medical cannabis cultivation site.




When deputies arrived at the property to serve the search warrant, a large outdoor marijuana grow was located. While on the property, deputies discovered evidence that the neighboring property also had two outdoor marijuana grows that were connected to the original case. Some of this evidence included waterlines and electrical extension cords connecting the two properties. Once this evidence was discovered, another search warrant was obtained to allow deputies to further investigate the other adjoining marijuana grows.

During a search of the property, deputies also discovered the occupant’s septic system was discharging waste and sewage above ground. Also, it appears that the residents were using a farming practice that involved the use of human feces in the soil surrounding plants and vegetables.

Deputies seized 445 marijuana plants and 60 pounds of processed marijuana.
While at the location, deputies contacted two subjects from Sacramento: De Rong Zhang (63) and Sishou Zheng (42) and subsequently arrested both for 11358(d)(3)(e) H&S illegal marijuana cultivation while violating 374.8 PC-knowingly discharging hazardous substances upon the land of another without the permission of the owner; which makes this cultivation a felony. Both subjects are being held in the Calaveras County Jail on $30,000 bail.








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Thank you code enforcement and deputies
Posted on: 2017-10-14 10:21:44   By: Anonymous
 
Keep up thed good work. About 1000 more to go.

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    Re: Thank you code enforcement and deputies
    Posted on: 2017-10-14 10:25:22   By: Anonymous
     
    disgusting. Ban all RR zone grows. Only ag land with a state permit or indoor in industrial with a state permit. All others gotts go

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      Re: Thank you code enforcement and deputies
      Posted on: 2017-10-14 13:54:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Sorry Charlie, Ban all grows period.

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    Re: Thank you code enforcement and deputies
    Posted on: 2017-10-14 17:30:01   By: Anonymous
     
    ban all commercial farming before we have to read about a running gun battle with full automatic weapons. this is not a furking game you clowns. some of these cartels will shoot you and bury you with out a second thought.

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      Re: Thank you code enforcement and deputies
      Posted on: 2017-10-15 06:17:37   By: Anonymous
       
      and and Black Hawk Helicopters....and RPG's and and and claymore minds...and and and ISIS militants and and and....

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        Re: Thank you code enforcement and deputies
        Posted on: 2017-10-15 23:07:29   By: Anonymous
         
        And Gamera and Rodan, and those miniature Princesses who sing "The Song of Mothra"

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      Re: Thank you code enforcement and deputies
      Posted on: 2017-10-15 23:14:01   By: Anonymous
       
      completely torn apart body pieces scattered all over, yet oddly not a drop of blood to be found.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-14 10:59:51   By: Anonymous
 
Hmm, night soil fertilizing.....sounds like more Hmong growers invading.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-14 11:48:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Agri-terrorism. Welcome to our "beautiful" county!

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Remember Kids!
Posted on: 2017-10-14 11:34:15   By: Anonymous
 
Poopy is your friend!

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Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Posted on: 2017-10-14 11:53:31   By: Anonymous
 
What's dirtier Bill McManus ? Or that crap pipe ?

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Pajama Boys in Safe Spaces.
Posted on: 2017-10-14 12:19:38   By: Anonymous
 
Sounds dangerous.

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    Regulation is the answer
    Posted on: 2017-10-14 12:49:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Carefully crafted regulations would outlaw these grows. These people had no intention of following any rules.

    Urge our Board of Supervisors to pass regulations to allow Commercial Cultivation of Cannabis on parcels greater than 10 acres.

    The tax money will help us to enforce the regulations and to balance our County Budget.

    Regulation is the answer.

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      Re: Regulation is the answer
      Posted on: 2017-10-14 14:46:46   By: Anonymous
       
      I'd rather make it 100 acres.

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        Re: Regulation is the answer
        Posted on: 2017-10-14 15:01:34   By: Anonymous
         
        10 acres is not even close to big enough. You have areas with 40 acre neighborhoods and it is still not fair or safe to have commercial grows in them. Not even every large ag parcel is appropriate. Indeed, the reality is very few parcels, of whatever acreage, are appropriate.

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      Re: Regulation is the answer
      Posted on: 2017-10-15 06:29:06   By: Anonymous
       
      Carefully crafted regulations would outlaw these grows......
      um, these grows are already against the law, careful regulations or not.
      Here's a thought......Maybe if the judges would stop having pitiful bail amounts and letting the growers off after all the hard work the law enforcement agencies went through to bust these guys, things would change. Imagine being an illegal grower and getting busted, bail was set at $150,000 instead of $10,000 and you went to trial and the judge sentenced you to the maximum prison sentence.
      Of course Jerry Brown would probably step in and let him out to join the ranks of other democrats in our criminal filled society.

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Pottie Pot
Posted on: 2017-10-14 13:08:45   By: Anonymous
 
Boy! That pot must've been some really strong S#!T.


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    Re: Pottie Pot
    Posted on: 2017-10-15 23:02:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Some of my best friends are feces.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-14 13:09:11   By: Anonymous
 
A re-post but I still like the idea:
OK, so it sounds like the general county population does not want a commercial grow around them, and the growers are needing to grow medicine to help the sick, God bless their hearts.
I have an idea I have not heard anyone talk about yet and could possibly make everyone happy, or at least a solid compromise. There is a 640+- acre parcel of land about a mile north of Telegraph Ct and Hwy 4 and right near the county line. A fellow applied for a commercial grow there and was denied (however, as of 5/18/17 there is a visible grow operating, per Google Earth). Nobody around for miles, no neighbors, can't be seen from the road. Gentle terrain, plenty of sun and water.
Why does't the county buy this parcel and consolidate all the commercial grows there? The county has stated there will be approximately 200 legal commercial growers by the time the dust settles. If each grower is going to have 1/2 acre of grass maximum, that equals out to 100 acres total commercial canopy. The 640 acre parcel would have plenty of room for 100 acres of canopy. Each grower gets their designated 1/2 acre plot, earned by a lottery selection. They could have county employees that work there full time to monitor compliance, environmental, and safety issues. If a grower somehow becomes out of compliance, then they forfeit their plot and a lottery picks a new grower for the plot. The county could have a nice paved access straight off of Hwy 4 to the property, power lines are nearby at the Snow turkey ranch, water could be supplied via wells. Completely fence it like a prison and have a guard station to monitor access to the parcel. It's right at the county line so all the grower traffic is consolidated mostly away from folks, plus gives a large pool of potential workers from the valley, good access to Ag supplies, etc. County gets to tax the hell out of them, growers get to grow, the general population is spared from having commercial grows all over. Seems like everybody would get their way, at least partially if not completely. Plus, if anyone sees more than six plants growing somewhere then it immediately means the grower is illegal. Seems like a sensible win-win situation.
I'd like to add that all the product could be graded and inspected at the site before it leaves for distribution. A strict talley could be made for amounts and insured it ends up where it was supposed to go. No more adding to a black market via medical grows would be possible.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-16 11:30:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Nice idea, but it's a non-starter from the word go.

    Bottom line here is that as a farmer, I don't want my neighbor's plot (which is likely being farmed in a different manner than mine and by an agronomist with far less knowledge and skill) to have any affect on mine.

    Your plan is a recipe for for failure on an extreme scale.

    Frankly, examples and opinions like yours are precisely why we shouldn't let people who have no clue what they're talking about have a seat at the rulemaking table.

    Your opinion simply is not valid.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-14 13:26:54   By: Anonymous
 
So isn't it grand?? More jobs created........more money spent in our community.......poisoning the water shed.......so many awesome things coming out of this BS brought on by our stupid idiots on the board is supervisors!!!! I hope they are smoking SH$T along with the rest of them!!! Great job!!!!! You losers!!!! Thank you for ruining this community!!!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-14 13:35:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Not one Supervisor currently in office voted for this Urgency Ordinance.
    But, they get stuck cleaning up this mess and blamed for it all.


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-14 15:33:34   By: Anonymous
       
      thank you Board of Supervisor for your comment.....

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      Re: didn't vote for UO?
      Posted on: 2017-10-14 15:49:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Good observation. So what you're saying that voting for pot growers is not a good career move for politicians?

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        Re: didn't vote for UO?
        Posted on: 2017-10-14 19:26:50   By: Anonymous
         
        Hey this pot has corn kernel's in it ?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-10-16 23:49:02   By: Anonymous
       
      Except the current board hasn't done anything...sitting on one's hands is the easiest way to get government entitlements.

      [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-14 20:59:40   By: Anonymous
 
Looks like a Christmas tree farm! That water pipe looks a little nasty! Your turn to take a hit, Merita!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-15 10:14:17   By: Anonymous
     
    Another fine example of this "wonderful" industry we have in our county. Now I know why this stuff smells like it does. BOS, are you for real? You think these are the only one's using this cheap fertilizer. They must have tapped in to the sewer system where the BOS meets because all that comes from there is a lot of crap. How disgusting and embarrassing this county is. Wonder how many registered grows will run prior to paying their second installment of the cannabis tax???
    God, please save us???

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      Re: Pajama Boys in Safe Spaces.
      Posted on: 2017-10-16 07:42:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Innuendo, hyperbole, conjecture and fear.

      This is how the right attempts to accomplish it's collective goals... to beat us all into submission by convincing us all that the sky is falling unless we do it their way...

      SMH.

      We are so collectively stupid as a society that we almost deserve this!

      [Reply ]

        Re: Pajama Boys in Safe Spaces.
        Posted on: 2017-10-16 23:50:09   By: Anonymous
         
        The left has been using physical violence lately to sway public opinion...how's that working out?

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