Five people were arrested and over $5 million of marijuana was seized by several local agencies over the weekend.
On Friday, investigators located 2,508 marijuana plants with estimated street value of $5.27 million, 30 pounds of processed marijuana with estimated street value of $21,000 and four guns, Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. As a result, five people were arrested for various drug charges relating to the cultivation of marijuana:
- Alejandro Ramirez, 25
- Josua Flores Santos, 27
- Jose Garcia, 41
- Adam Garcia, 20
- Lena Makshanoff, 71
Investigators also located illegal pesticides that can cause environmental hazards, according to KSCO.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Southern Tri-County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Narcotics Task Force (STC-HIDTA), deputies with Kern County Sheriff’s Office East Division Substations, and officers from the Kern County Probation Department assisted in the search warrants.