3 people arrested in Shasta Co. drug bust

May 20, 2014 6:08 PM

A Shasta County Drug team served a search warrant in Anderson this morning and arrested three people after finding a large drug operation in a home on Hopekay Lane.

Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force found 101 marijuana plants, over 50 pounds of processed marijuana, $5,300, and seven firearms including an AR-15 when they executed the search warrant. In addition to the marijuana, materials supporting a honey oil manufacturing lab were found.

During the search agents made contact with four people, and arrested three. Two of the men arrested, James Benno, 48, and Logan Benno, 19, did not comply with orders given by Agents during the initial contact.

Also present at the residence during the search were Jacob Benno, 22, and Jacob Dippold, a 24-year-old Transient from New Hampshire.

Dippold was interviewed and released on scene.

James Benno, Logan Benno and Jacob Benno were all arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail for marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, manufacturing a controlled substance and being armed while committing a felony.


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