Two pot busts are carried out by Butte County authorities. The most recent one came Wednesday as members of the Sheriff's Office eradicated more than 17 thousand plants off Jatko Road in Berry Creek. No one was arrested there. A Mexican national was arrested last Wednesday after a raid on Cherokee Road near Oroville. According to a Butte County Sheriff's Office press release, 31 year old Eliceo Morales of Michoacan, Mexico was arrested for felony cultivation after authorities found more than 36 hundred plants and more than 34 pounds of processed pot on property on the 38 hundred block of Cherokee Road. In both cases, water was being illegally diverted from some local streams to the grow site.
Photos from the May 10th Marijuana bust.