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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