CA deputies seize $10M of marijuana at licensed grow
Deputies seized $10 million of marijuana at a licensed cultivation operation in Northern California, citing a misunderstanding of Calaveras County marijuana laws for the weekend bust.
Thirty-five workers were arrested during the raid at an abandoned airport outside of San Andreas, California. Some of those arrested were from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Bulgaria and Finland, Sacramento TV station KCRA reported. Authorities said all the workers were in the U.S. legally.
Sheriff Rick DiBasilio acknowledged the owners possessed a cultivation permit but said the enforcement action was taken because the business was involved in other activities aside from simply growing cannabis.