Jan 22, 2015 1:52 PM by News Staff
A Mexican national was sentenced to three years and one month in prison Thursday for growing marijuana in the Lassen National Forest.
According to a news release from the United States Department of Justice, Daniel Gomez-Gonzalez, 32, was arrested on July 11 when United States Forest Service agents and Tehama County Sheriff's deputies raided a marijuana cultivation site near the North Fork Antelope Creek in Tehama County in Lassen National Forest.
More than 5,200 illegal plants and a shotgun were seized from the growing location.
Co-defendant Eric Gilberto Perez, 23, was sentenced to serve three years and one month in prison earlier this month.