North State man gets 7 years in prison for illegal pot grow

Oct 23, 2015 4:06 PM by News Staff

A North State man was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison for growing marijuana in the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

Arturo Alcazar-Tapia, 22, of Eureka, was sentenced to seven years and three months for growing more than 20,000 marijuana plants two sites in the forest, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. He is also required to pay $17,000 in restitution.

Alcazar-Tapia and his brother, Isidro Alcazar-Tapia, 26, also of Eureka, would then package and sell the marijuana at a home in Eureka.

In August, Isidro was sentenced to seven years in prison, while a third defendant, Ricky Huerta, of Eureka, was sentenced to two years in prison.


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