Mexican national sentenced for Lassen National Forest pot grow

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.


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