Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit Along With Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force Seize Approximately $483,000.00 Worth Of Processed Marijuana And Butane Honey Oil From An Oroville Property
Oroville, CA--On July 27, 2017 members of the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) along with members of Butte lnteragency Narcotics Task Force (BlNTF) served a search warrant in the 4400 block of Foothill Boulevard, Oroville.
Located inside a large metal shop on the property was an elaborate indoor hydroponic marijuana grow. The cost of the hydroponic system equipment is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.00.
A total of 778 marijuana plants were located in several different hydroponic rooms along with 132 pounds of processed marijuana bud, packaged for sale, The shop also held items used in the manufacturing of butane honey oil (BHO).
Outside of the shop was a large enclosed trailer containing a mobile butane honey oil lab with equipment valued at over $50,000.00. The remainder of the butane honey oil lab components were located inside the trailer to include two 100 pound tanks of a butane/propane mix, recirculation pumps, closed loop BHO system, and two large vacuum purge ovens, which were in operation and filled with sheets of BHO. ln total 16 pounds of BHO was seized.
The value of the processed marijuana and butane honey oil seized is estimated to be $483,000.00 wholesale in California.
Arrested at the scene was Destin Brown, age 36, of Roseville, California, Alejandro Villegas, age 46, of Boynton Beach, Florida, Adriel Noriega, age 25, of Bradenton, Florida, Mark Holtfreter, age 29, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and John Delorenzo, age 37, of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
All were transported to the Butte County Jail and arrested for manufacturing of a controlled substance, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sale. All have a bail amount of $102,000.00.
-Butte County Sheriff's Office