Oct 6, 2015 6:00 PM by News Staff
Shasta County authorities arrested a man and seized 600 pounds of processed marijuana along with another 2,555 plants in eastern Shasta County Monday.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team raided the site near the North Fork of Rock Creek, west of Lake Britton around 6:30 a.m.
Several men fled, but Miguel Enriquez Morales was apprehended before he could get away.
During the investigation authorities determined the growers were illegally diverting water from Rock Creek.
Morales has been booked into the Shasta County Jail for marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy and miscellaneous fish and wildlife violations including water pollution and littering.