CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE #: 11-15987 and 11-16078
BY: J. Breese
CRIME/INCIDENT: Marijuana Cultivation
LOCATION: Eastern and Western Shasta County
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): 1) Jose Cruz-Torres, HMA, 26 years old, Michoacan, Mexico
Heriberto Aguilar-Constreras, HMA, 34 years old, Michoacan, Mexico
Alejandro Campos-De Ramon, HMA, 30 years old, Puebla, Mexico
Jose De Jesus Aguilar-Aguilar, HMA, 19 years old, Michoacan, Mexico
SYNOPSIS: During the past two days the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team (M.E.T.) conducted two marijuana eradication operations located in eastern and western Shasta County. Team members, along with deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Forest Service, and Homeland Security Investigations, eradicated 32,495 marijuana plants and arrested four subjects.
10,255 marijuana plants were eradicated in eastern Shasta County. Two subjects were seen, one arrested, one is still outstanding.
22,240 marijuana plants were eradicated in western Shasta County. Upon entry into this marijuana cultivation site, five subjects fled from agents, three were arrested, and two are still outstanding.
-from press release