Jul 18, 2014 7:48 AM
The Shasta county sheriff's office marijuana investigation team ended a two day operation in the Big Bend area with success.
Along with other assisting agencies, the teams located and seized a total of 35,393 marijuana plants.
Patricio Madrigal, 21, an illegal Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday when officers initially found 16,756 plants on a large marijuana complex on public land.
Madrigal attempted to flee officers but was quickly caught by a Fish and Game K-9.
Yesterday, agents returned to scene where another 18,637 plants were seized, along with multiple pounds of processed marijuana.
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