Shasta County drug agents make large pot bust in Shasta Lake City

Sep 8, 2015 9:12 PM by News Staff

Shasta County authorities arrested a man and seized more than 7,000 marijuana plants at a home in Shasta Lake City Tuesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team served a warrant at a home on the 13000 block of Lena Way.

As a result of the search warrant, agents located 7,041 growing marijuana plants on the property and additional items associated to marijuana sales. Agents also found more than 200 Oxycodone and Hydrocodone pills.

Marcelino Manuel Chavez, 32, was arrested at the home and booked into the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, and possession of a controlled substance.


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