The Sheriff’s Narcotic’s Task Force has been working with the DEA since the beginning of the year, developing information leading to a number of search warrants being executed, at nine different locations in Nevada County, Yuba County and Sierra County.
Tuesday law enforcement officers and agents from the DEA, BLM, Nevada CountyNarcotic’s Task Force, Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office executed these search warrants which were obtained at both the federal and ftate level, after several over-flights identified numerous active marijuana cultivation sites on nearly every parcel.
Each of the parcels had anywhere between 30 to 100 marijuana plants under cultivation.
One arrest was made on Jonathan Farrell, 39, from the North San Juan area. Farrell was identified as the owner of most of the properties where the search warrants were executed.
Farrell is being charged at the federal level with planting/cultivating marijuana and transporting/selling marijuana. Another federal arrest warrant is expected to be issued as a result of this investigation.
A total of 458 marijuana plants and $10,000 in cash were recovered in Tuesday’s raid.