Mexican Drug Cartels Extending Violent Reach Into Calaveras County Rancher’s Property (page 2)
Don't Miss This
- 49ers Fan Who Bought Game Ticket Online Receives Pricey Parking Pass
- Man Faces Jail Time Or $4,000 Fine For Not Watering Lawn
- Thieves Ransack Rio Linda Airman’s Home While He Was Deployed Overseas
- Fresno Man Who Killed Co-Worker, Cut Out Heart, Released From Prison Over Governor’s Objection
- Jackson Teen Leading Rally Against Washington Redskins’ Name At San Francisco 49ers Game
“I’ve got six grows on my property,” he said.
He’s uncovered thousands of pot plants worth millions of dollars. He believes someone’s been working undetected on his land for at least a couple of years.
“I feel that it might slow down a bit, but I don’t think it’s ever going to go away,” James said.
An undercover Calaveras County drug enforcement sergeant says they’ve cleared more than 50,000 plants in the past year with an estimated street value of more than $50 million.
It’s a level of organized crime in numbers they can’t keep up with.
“The persons we arrest generally have no information as to who the actual person is behind the growing operation,” he said.
They say they’re finding grows operated by the cartel all over Northern California. When growers are forced out of one property,they just simply move on to someone else’s.
In some cases they return.