2 arrested for illegal marijuana grow in Oroville

Oct 27, 2014 6:00 PM by News Staff

A call for service in Oroville led to a drug bust two arrests for the Butte County Sheriff's Office this weekend.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a call for service on the 100 block of Golddigger Lane in Oroville Friday. While deputies were on scene they discovered an outdoor marijuana garden and called the Special Enforcement Unit for assistance.

SEU detectives arrived on the scene and authorized a search warrant that led to the discovery of 59 growing marijuana plants, 145 pounds of drying marijuana, and 77.34 pounds of processed marijuana.

According to the sheriff's office, the suspects were using Prop 215 to disguise the illegal operation.

Two men located at the address, Nathan Sattler, 32, of Chico, and Robert Torres, 24, of Austin, Texas, were arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on felony charges of marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale, bail was set at $100,000 for each.


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