Over 2,000 marijuana plants seized, 2 arrested during Cottonwood raid

Two people were arrested during a marijuana raid in Cottonwood on Thursday.

Posted: Mar 25, 2021 2:43 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2021 2:52 PM

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - Two people were arrested during a marijuana raid in Cottonwood on Thursday.

The Tehama County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation searched a warrant on the 1700 block of Austin Lane. Investigators located an illegal marijuana growing operation.

Several indoor marijuana grow rooms and outdoor greenhouses containing 2,785 marijuana plants were identified. Investigators also found six pounds of processed marijuana bud and found evidence of sales on the property, according to the Tehama County District Attorney's Office.

Shi Mei Chen, 71, and Lin Chan, 51, both from Cottonwood, were on the property and arrested for maintaining a place for drug sales, possession of marijuana for sale, marijuana cultivation and various county code infractions.

Investigators also seized a vehicle and $1,600 in cash.

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