Jul 2, 2015 12:32 PM by News Staff, Photos: Butte County Sheriff's Office
Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with commercial marijuana growing operations in Butte County.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit busted two growing operations near Old Forbestown Road and Squaw Flat Road in Forbestown.
At one operation, agents confiscated 185 growing marijuana plants and two .22 caliber rifles along with $13,000 in cash. Police arrested 65-year-old Donald Yang and 62-year-old Alice Yang, both of Lindsay, on marijuana and firearms charges.
At the second operation, authorities confiscated 132 growing marijuana plants. Deputies arrested 24-year-old David Xiong, of South Carolina. He has been booked into the Butte County Jail on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.