K-9 snared in traps set at marijuana grow site
Federal authorities claim an illegal marijuana grow in Whiskeytown National Recreation area in Shasta County was outfitted with several traps, one of which snared a law enforcement canine who was assisting in a bust. The raid ended with the arrest of Pedro Sanchez.
Shasta County sees largest marijuana bust of the year
REDDING, Calif. - One man has been arrested after the largest marijuana eradication of the year to date in Shasta County.
The base camp of the operation was located several miles outside Big Bend, where tens-of-thousands of pounds of marijuana were being airlifted from grows and lifted into trucks and trailers for transport Wednesday.
The bust was conducted by multiple agencies, including: the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, California Fish and Wildlife, the California Highway Patrol, the United States Forest Service and Sierra Pacific Industries, on whose land the grow was located.
The paramilitary operation involved three different teams with up to 50 officers.
Lt. Eric Magrini with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office couldn't give an exact number on the amount of marijuana confiscated, but said that thousands of plants wouldn't be an understatement.
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