Authorities with the California Department of Fish and Game, Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), Tehama County Sheriff’s Department, Trinity County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service raided a large marijuana growing operation near Pattymocas Lookout on Tuesday, June 28.
Adrian Diaz Silva, 22 years of Stockton, and Abel Torres Galvan, 19 years of Bakersfield, were taken into custody without incident during that raid. Two guns were also found in a makeshift camp near the growing operation.
Both men are being held at the Tehama County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges of marijuana cultivation (11358 HS).
At the time, poor weather limited the use of a helicopter and contributed to the escape of several other growers through heavy brush. Due to safety concerns, authorities postponed the eradication until the weather cleared.
On Wednesday, July 6, agents returned and discovered four men again evading capture through the dense terrain.
This time, with clear skies and air support, authorities were able to safely clear the eight growing sites and eradicated 22,302 plants.
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