Sep 4, 2014 5:07 PM by News Staff
A federal grand jury indicted Mexican national Horacio Sierra Campos, 25, Thursday, charging him with conspiracy to cultivate marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, and depredation of public lands and resources.
On August 7 United States Forest Service agents and Trinity County Sheriff's deputies raided a marijuana grow in the Hobo Gulch area of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, which is National Forest land. Officers seized approximately 9,998 marijuana plants and 835 pounds of processed marijuana.
Investigators found observed pesticides, insecticides, hundreds of pounds of trash, and irrigation piping diverting water from a nearby stream to the thousands of marijuana plants under cultivation.
Sierra Campos faces 30 years in prison and over $1 million in fines if convicted on all the charges.