Authorities Eradicate 22,000 Marijuana Plants Near Platina

Abel Torres Galvan

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.

Adrian Diaz Silva

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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3 Responses

  1. Avatar rmv says:

    LEGALIZE OR PROSECUTE?

    let's hear it?

  2. Avatar x1134x says:

    None of it was ever meant to be harvested and consumed. It was planted to keep the people busy burning through thousands of taxpayer dollars per hour and to keep them occupied while the real product is grown in houses under grow lights, and sold at schools.

    If any of these "busts" EVER affected the availability of cannabis on the street, the price would go UP, but it never does. It only ever gets cheaper and more available. Prohibition cannot be enforced. It only guarantees a well-funded criminal element.