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Two Suspects Arrested In Marijuana Bust

Two Suspects Arrested In Marijuana Bust

Calaveras Marijuana Enforcement Team members arrested two suspects in connection with an illegal grow late last week.  According to Calaveras County Sheriff’s office, the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant at a property off Hubbard Road in Sheep Ranch, where members found 3,347 plants growing in seven hoop-style greenhouse structures.   Deputies arrested Patrick James Owen of Middleburg, ID, and Douglas Brent Shepherd of Sparks, NV.  Both were charged with possession of marijuana plants and marijuana for sale as well as conspiracy to commit a crime. Enforcement team members say the value of the plants could run as high as $4.3 million.                                                                                                                       

Written by KVGC Staff

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