Butte County drug agents served warrants for properties on Upham Road and La Porte Road in Bangor last week. Authorities reportedly found 925 marijuana plants along with over 2,300 pounds of processed pot at the properties. 12 firearms were also seized.
36-year-old Eric Ritter was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 35-year-old Jeffrey Wright was arrested for renting a residence for storage and sale of narcotics along with cultivation of marijuana for sale.
A third man was cited and released for drug related charges.
According to a Butte County Sheriff's Department press release, detectives believe the gardens were related to one another and controlled by a drug trafficking organization.