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3 arrested in 2 separate potential marijuana growing locations

Three people were arrested in two separate potential marijuana growing locations as investigators found 1,705 marijuana plants.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 9:06 PM

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Three people were arrested in two separate potential marijuana growing locations, the Tehama County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation said.

The two locations searched were at the 10400 block of 68th Ave in Los Molinos and Viola Ave and Orchard Ave in Corning.

Investigators found six total greenhouses around 50 feet by 100 feet. They found 1,705 marijuana plants.

The three people arrested were 44-year-old Fidal Meraz, 54-year-old Juan Javier Berrera and 33-year-old Josue Iciais Sanchez-Barrera.

All three were arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail for possession of marijuana for sale and cultivation of marijuana.

A 17-year-old was found at one location and was taken into protective custody and released to county child social workers with charges pending in Juvenile Court. 

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