Two arrested, thousands of pot plants seized on property west of Wasco

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WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — Two people were arrested and more than 11,000 marijuana plants seized Thursday during a search of a large property west of Wasco, according to sheriff’s officials. 

Deputies located several large marijuana grows on a 78-acre property on Wildwood Road south of Highway 46, a Sheriff’s Office release said. A total of 11,395 pot plants, two shotguns and two rifles were seized.

Jose Luis Naranjo Soto, 36, and Marcelo Flores, 52, were arrested on charges including conspiracy to maintain a residence to sell drugs and cultivation of marijuana, deputies said.

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