Oct 14, 2014 4:17 PM by News Staff
A search by Butte County drug agents of three properties in Forest Ranch has led to the arrest of five people and the seizure of nearly 500 marijuana plants, illegal assault weapons and more than $200,000 cash.
Agents with the Butte County Special Enforcement Unit served three search warrants in Forest Ranch Monday. The first search was conducted at a property on the 4900 block of O'Donnell Way, where agents found 259 marijuana plants growing in three different locations, including a large green house less than 200 feet from the Forest Ranch Charter School, a butane honey oil lab was also being run inside the home.
The owner of the O'Donnell Way property, 28-year-old Nicholas Simmons, of Minnesota, was recently arrested in Oregon for transporting marijuana, a second suspect fled when officers arrived Monday.
The second Forest Ranch search warrant was served Monday at 12530 Doe Mille Road. Investigators found 205 marijuana plants growing outside and two additional indoor grows. In addition to the grows, several thousand THC infused candies were found packaged and ready for sale and a multitude of firearms were in the home.
Five suspects from the Midwest were found at the home, Shaun Tetreault, 35, of South Dakota, Tanner Hull, 27, of South Dakota, Jesica Kerlin, 37, of South Dakota, Bradley Hull, 49, of South Dakota and Adrian Cleveland, 36 of Minnesota, were all arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on drug and weapons charges.
A third search warrant was executed at a business on the 15450 block of Forest Ranch Way. The business, which was closed, was found to have items consistent with the cultivation of marijuana.
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