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Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in California at the beginning of 2018, which allows people 21 years old and older to possess up to one ounce of dried marijuana or eight grams of concentrated cannabis, and grow up to six plants for personal use, with certain local and state restrictions permitting.

It remains illegal to sell marijuana, or possess it with the intent to sell, without state and local licenses.

The Sheriff’s Office said investors from out of the area are responsible for the building, which the city of Willows also responded to and deemed uninhabitable. The Glenn County District Attorney’s Office, Glenn County Probation Department and the Willows Fire Department also assisted in the operation. The GLINTF is still investigating.

On July 25, two days before investigators served the search warrant, a power line in the area melted and fell across Tehama Street, starting a small grass fire that the Willows Fire Department put out. The Fire Department also turned off power to the building. Authorities believe the electrical modifications contributed to the system overload that melted the power line.

Investigators found most of the marijuana had been removed from the grow pots, leaving only the base stems. The people involved in the operation have not yet been identified. (Glenn County Sheriff’s Office — Contributed)

Inside the building, there were approximately 3,000 marijuana stems found in grow pots, though most of the marijuana had been removed from the building, leaving only the base stems, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The people involved in the operation, who investigators have not yet identified, left cultivation equipment including LED grow lighting, chemicals and carbon dioxide air tanks.

Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office said the people involved illegally installed several central air conditioning units and made other electrical modifications to the building.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

The Freightliner water truck and other items were found Tuesday in an area north of 55th Street West and Trotter Avenue, a sheriff’s office release said. A total of 550 marijuana plants were at the grow site. Deputies said they also found another stolen vehicle.

MOJAVE, Calif. (KGET) — Deputies located a stolen water truck, more than 500 marijuana plants, guns and a half-pound of methamphetamine at an illegal marijuana grow site in Mojave, according to sheriff’s officials.

Two men on the property — Arthur Chadwick and Jimmie Bowley — were arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a drug for sales, cultivating marijuana and conspiracy, officials said.

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“We did get a lot of evidence from the searches of the buildings, the structures here,” said the sergeant.

They filled a truck trailer with the marijuana from just about one-half of one of those greenhouses, so they’ll need to make several trips to an unidentified disposal site to get rid of all of it.

The deputies are undercover so we aren’t naming him and can’t show their faces, but their noses led them to an estimated 50,000 pot plants.

People can grow marijuana in California, but not outdoors and not more than 12 plants, except in cities offering manufacturing permits.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno County sheriff’s deputies and National Guard members are dismantling what they’re calling the most elaborate illegal marijuana grow they’ve ever seen.

The street value for this much marijuana could be as high as $80 million, but deputies say nobody was on the property when they raided it.

The pot grow was on a large property near Mendota and even though it’s mostly gone, the smell that led deputies there is still thick in the air.