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Deputies arrest two men, eradicate over 1,000 marijuana plants in east Butte County

Deputies detained two men who they found sleeping inside a "makeshift cabin".

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 1:48 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2020 1:50 PM

YANKEE HILL, Calif. - The Butte Sheriff's Office announced they arrested two men after finding over one thousand marijuana plants being grown in east Butte County on April 2.

Officials served a search warrant at a Rich Gulch Road property in Yankee Hill and say they detained two men who they found sleeping inside a "makeshift cabin".

Deputies say they learned the two men had been tending to the 1,354 marijuana plants being grown inside eight greenhouses.

During the search and eradication, deputies say they also found evidence hinting the property had previously been used for marijuana cultivation.

Deputies eradicated all of the plants and arrested 24-year-old Juan Cortez and 33-year-old Nelzon Ramirez, both from Honduras, for illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

Both men were booked into the Butte County Jail.

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