Man admits to marijuana grow in national forest

Oct 22, 2014 6:27 PM by News Staff

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty to growing thousands of marijuana plants in the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento said that 30-year-old Mario Lopez-Parra pleaded guilty Wednesday to growing 7,589 marijuana plants in the national forest.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, investigators observed Lopez-Parra at the site and arrested him on June 24, 2014.

Lopez-Parra is scheduled to be sentenced in January. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

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