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4 men indicted for illegal pot grow that led to death of El Dorado county Deputy

Four men have been indicted for illegal marijuana grow operation, that led to the death of an El Dorado County Deputy.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 4:20 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 4:23 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Four men have been indicted for illegal marijuana grow operation that led to the death of an El Dorado County Deputy.

Christopher Ross, 20, of Somerset,  Juan Vasquez, 20, a Mexican national residing in Somerset, Ramiro Morales, 22, and Jorge Lamas, 25, of Yuba City, all face charges.

The charges include conspiring to grow marijuana, growing marijuana, and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense. In addition, Vasquez and Morales were each charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

RELATED: 3 arrested in fatal shooting of El Dorado Sheriff's Deputy

The El Dorado District Attorney's Office said that this operation led to the death of Deputy Brian Ishmael, killed last month while responding to a call about a theft from the property.

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