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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/13/2018 08:31 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/13/2018 08:31 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
:

Thousands of Plants and Hundreds of Pounds of Marijuana Eradicated

Valley Springs, CA...On September 12, 2018 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant onto an undeveloped piece of private property located off of South Gulch Road near Milton Road in Valley Springs. Upon arrival, Deputies encountered three males who were tending to approximately 40 marijuana plants. No permanent residence was present on the land, however, a travel trailer was on site.






While investigating, it was discovered that a chemical (in powder form) had been applied to the marijuana plants and had spilled onto the ground. Extensive watering onto the freshly graded area had resulted in the erosion of dirt and flow of water into the nearby drainage; the ground showed white staining consistent with the spillage of the white chemical. The white runoff can be seen in the attached photos.

The three males were cited for illegal cultivation of Marijuana. Each claimed an address out of Oakdale CA.
Although the initial charges are misdemeanor, the investigation is continuing.

On September 13, 2018, the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant on an address located in the 5800 Block of Michel Road in Mountain Ranch. This warrant was unrelated to the enforcement action taken during the previous day.

The site contained 13 “hoop houses” as well as two travel trailers, numerous water tanks, generators, bags of trash, and general debris.

7,921 marijuana plants in various stages of maturity were removed and destroyed from the site. Additionally, 342 pounds of processed marijuana and 1.3 ounces of concentrated cannabis were also seized.
No person were present at the site during the execution of the warrant.

It should be noted that the Marijuana Enforcement Team serves numerous search warrants weekly and monthly. During these search warrants, evidence is collected which is used to further the case and overall investigation. The mere fact that no persons were contacted or arrested at a scene does not imply that the case is complete. For weeks and/or months following a warrant, the investigation into each site continues. In some cases, charges are referred to the District Attorney at a later date pending the results of evidence testing, interviews, or follow up investigations.

The Sheriff's Office at times works with other local, state, and federal agencies. Those cases are combined and the Sheriff's Office may choose to seek arrest warrants at a later date and or will seek an indictment through a Grand Jury in state or federal court.

*Note that the blurred portions of the photographs are concealing Sheriff’s Office Personnel and vehicles.


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Cooper has a chip,
Posted on: 2018-09-13 23:23:39   By: Anonymous
 
Just another reason to prohibit alcohol.

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    Re: Cooper has a chip,
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 05:57:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Hummmm....Really?

    Just how many criminal indictments of these commercial growers have you Mr. Sheriff, gotten from our grand jury or the federal courts?

    Names please....

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-14 04:25:34   By: Anonymous
 
Great job.

Now, confiscate the property!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-14 05:47:43   By: Anonymous
 
Really Valley Springs I'm shocked.

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Trump
Posted on: 2018-09-14 06:30:57   By: Anonymous
 
$300,00.00 in golf cart rental so far.
Trump the top felon.
Flock
Of
Felons
64 passed it’s too late.
Regulated farming is the only way to make it clean and safe

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    Re: Oh looky, another dumb as a rock, democrat. We sure have a lot of nitwits like him up here.
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 08:20:25   By: Anonymous
     
    I'm confused, how much is "$300,00.00" in American money?
    Or are you just another imbecile known as a democrat?


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      Re: Oh looky, another dumb as a rock, democrat. We sure have a lot of nitwits like him up here.
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 14:06:31   By: Anonymous
       
      you nailed it. that one's a real piece of work.

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    Re: Trump
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 08:27:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey Jethro Bodine I think you got your gozinta wrong , you dumb dumb dumbecrat

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    Re: Trump
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 10:15:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Again, nasty ebbetts pass cat lady, keep your leftie drivel on your own site. How dumb do you have to be to think anyone cannot spot , or wants to hear your gibberish?

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      Re: Trump
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 14:02:49   By: Anonymous
       
      No one cares about your fukin gibberish. Crazy pants..find your pants and go outside and do something other than waste away in that rotten trailer trolling the pine tree of all things.
      Sad, very totally witch hunting fake news sad.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-14 06:32:46   By: Anonymous
 
They should be raiding the homes of Trump supporters.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 06:49:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks a lot Edson

    [Reply ]

      Re: That hurts Merita $$$
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 07:28:52   By: Anonymous
       
      A BIG Ouch was heard from Forest Meadows -- Merita's campaign $$$ snared by the Sheriff who favors Mike O. over the District 3 pro-grow community sweetheart!

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        Re: That hurts Merita $$$
        Posted on: 2018-09-16 20:38:51   By: Anonymous
         
        Community sweetheart? She is unsteady, unable to string thoughts together, and apparently not well. Those pro-pot people are actually being mean pushing her to run when she clearly is having medical issues.

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    Re: homes of Trump supporters
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 07:26:36   By: Anonymous
     
    I am a Trump supporter so why don't you try to raid my home? I dare you! You won't get very far I assure you that!

    [Reply ]

      Re: homes of Trump supporters
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 07:55:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Wanna bet.

      [Reply ]

        Re: homes of Trump supporters
        Posted on: 2018-09-14 16:29:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Sure....I'll bet a coupla ounces of lead against anything you got.
        Your Draw.

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        Re: homes of Trump supporters
        Posted on: 2018-09-17 09:27:56   By: Anonymous
         
        I'll be waiting!

        [Reply ]

      Re: homes of Trump supporters
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 08:06:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah...by your use of the English language, you sound like a real badass. I assure you of that.

      [Reply ]

      Re: homes of Trump supporters
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 09:07:13   By: Anonymous
       
      Of course I won’t get far. Your house is 200 square ft!

      [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 08:22:29   By: Anonymous
     
    I'm betting most Trump supporters have homes.
    It's the democrats in their trailers that have ruined Calaveras County.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-14 08:35:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Attention span trumptards. Take some comprehensive courses already. It really could help you.. in life that is. Sad idiots.

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-14 14:13:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Jeez, you are a JOKE! telling others to quit trolling the PT:) hilarious. I stop in every 2-4 days, and can see your gibberish Trump posts occupying like half or more of all posts on almost every story, many of which have nothing to do with the POTUS. YOU are the supreme psycho troller extraordinaire! you must be dumb as a rock to think folks wanna read your crap here when they could read it in your manifesto, but of course know better than to waste their time. most. epic. kook.

        [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-09-14 14:15:40   By: Anonymous
           
          and to top it off, you create entire threads, responding to your own posts as if you're 2-3 other people. Frick, talk about psychological instability!!!

          [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-09-14 16:05:31   By: Anonymous
             
            Anyone with a Gary Stevens sign is a trumptard who says they love America and support our president but hated Obama. Bunch of broke idiots who inherited or bought property for dirt cheap back in the day and are now waiting to die milking welfare and SS checks. This isn't a retirement community let some people make money. Farming is farming. People buy it and its legal so F off old Fs

            [Reply ]

              Re:
              Posted on: 2018-09-14 19:44:02   By: Anonymous
               
              F off young Pusy

              [Reply ]

        Re: ''Born Crying Still Crying'' ~ The perfect phrase for a democrat
        Posted on: 2018-09-15 08:43:35   By: Anonymous
         
        What does ''span'' trumptards even mean? It's kind of funny in a sad way that you're calling someone an idiot. I guess if you are one, you'd know one. In other words Einstein, say ''hey, you are an idiot'' over and over as you look in a mirror.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-14 18:16:27   By: Anonymous
 
5 bucks says the “chemical” here is diatomaceous earth.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-14 23:31:23   By: Anonymous
     
    No, there was gigantism in cattle down-stream.

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-15 19:35:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Outdoor lightbulb dust.

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-15 19:42:14   By: Anonymous
     
    Iraqi baby formula.

    [Reply ]


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