As part of an ongoing investigation into illegal marijuana grows in Fresno County, earlier this morning, Narcotics detectives eradicated just under 900 marijuana plants from a property located in the 35000 block of Sage Lane in Squaw Valley.
During the investigation, detectives discovered three “hothouses” that contained a total of 882 two plants in various stages of growth.
The owners of the property, whose primary residence is in Tulare County, had two medical marijuana cards posted with 90 and 99 plant recommendations respectfully.
No suspects were found on the property, however, detectives did discover a travel trailer and three guard dogs.
The owners of the property face an $882,000.00 Fresno County ordinance fine, and/or arrest for possession and illegal cultivation of marijuana.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this, or any other marijuana investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 600-3111, or CrimeStoppers at 498-STOP(7867). Persons may also report illegal drug activity via the Sheriff’s Office website, www.fresnosheriff.org.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public that state and federal laws, along with county ordinances, prohibits the cultivation of marijuana in Fresno County and will be aggressively enforced.
Deputy Chris Curtice
Public Information Officer