On Tuesday September 8th, 2015, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team (SMIT), Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team served a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant in the 13000 block of Lena Way in Shasta Lake City, CA.
As a result of the search warrant, agents located 7,041 growing marijuana plants on the property and additional items associated to marijuana sales. Agents also located approximately 200+ Oxycodone and Hydrocodone pills at the residence.
Agents subsequently arrested Marcelino Manuel Chavez, age 32 who was located at the property and taken into custody without incident. Chavez was transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked for 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation, 11359 H&S and 11350 H&S- Possession of controlled substance. Additional person(s) were contacted at the property and released. The case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.