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Sheriff’s Office Seizes More Than 650 LBS of Marijuana at Termo Grow Operation

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A trailer full of marijuana seized by Sheriff’s Deputies near Termo on October 12th – LCSO provided photo

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, working with Lassen County Code Enforcement personnel seized more than 650 pounds of marijuana from a grow operation near Termo in northern Lassen County last Thursday. According to LCSO Captain Kevin Jones, Code Enforcement had an inspection warrant to enter the property to inspect for potential violations.

“Deputies observed people on the property and tried to communicate with them on their PA system,” explained Jones. “The people refused to comply with directions and entered a make-shift structure located on the property.”

Deputies spent an extended period of time trying to talk the subjects into leaving the structure before ultimately making entry, only to find that the people had fled from the residence.

“During the inspection of the property,” said Jones, “Deputies discovered large quantities of processed marijuana, and some marijuana that had been harvested, but not yet processed.”

According to Captain Jones there were no doctor recommendations posted or visible at the property, and no other evidence that the marijuana was being grown and processed for medicinal purposes.

“Based on such,” said Jones, “as well as the fact that the growers had fled the scene, it was believed that the marijuana was being grown and processed for criminal purposes.”

A criminal search warrant was applied for and obtained out of the Superior Court of Lassen County.

Additional processed marijuana was discovered as Deputies searched the premises, as well as portions of marijuana plants that were drying in tent structures. Harvesting tools and evidence of multiple growing and processing sites were also found.

Deputies seized the processed marijuana, and the marijuana that was in the drying process.

“Although cultivation of marijuana is only a misdemeanor,” said Jones, “over 450 pounds of processed marijuana and approximately 200 pounds of marijuana in the drying stage was seized on the property.”

According to the Sheriff’s Office the property owner of record is Michaelor Sao Vue, of Fresno, California.

-LCSO provided photo

-LCSO provided photo



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34 Responses to Sheriff’s Office Seizes More Than 650 LBS of Marijuana at Termo Grow Operation

  1. Paul McElherne

    Paul McElherne

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Someone was buying the fake news of drug cartels setting fires 🔥 in Napa!

  2. Gail Mason

    Gail Mason

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I wonder what they did with it?😀

  3. Tony R. Elliott

    Tony R. Elliott

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Just get off of the marijuana thing, and get on with fighting real crimes.

  4. Brittany Rivington

    Brittany Rivington

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Awe theirs a girl being brutually assulted everyday; everyone goes on with their dayshes loosing her life before them all; 50 yr old man assulted; girl was caught on fire for smoking a cigarette

  5. Tommy Fournier

    Tommy Fournier

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Waste of resources

  6. Rick Garcia

    Rick Garcia

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Dammit

  7. Onamaria Fletcher Mora

    Onamaria Fletcher Mora

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Rediclus stop wasting money on this nonsense

  8. Cathy Ritola

    Cathy Ritola

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Great Job Well done.

  9. Cyndie Stafford

    Cyndie Stafford

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Has anyone here read anything about the fires in the wine country being set by the cartel to get rid of the pot farms that are growing legally? An illegal alien has been arrested in connection with setting the fires

  10. Stephanee Michelle Meehan

    Stephanee Michelle Meehan

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Lassen countys biggest problem is not the marijuana grows. Its all the junkys on the streets. Seems they like to focus on stuff that is truly causing no harm to there community’

  11. Emelia Zubillaga

    Emelia Zubillaga

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for getting some of these guy’!

  12. Chad Jackson

    Chad Jackson

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Nothing better to do.

  13. Vicki Berridge

    Vicki Berridge

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Why isn’t heroin/ meth more of a priority, its the bigger problem

  14. D Janae Zavala

    D Janae Zavala

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    They should focus on finding who is breaking into people’s properties and stealing their tools!!?!! You know what would be good news? If the sherrifs caught whoever stole a certain plumbers equipment. This is accomplishing nothing! Focus on catching the actual bad guys please.

  15. D Janae Zavala

    D Janae Zavala

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    They should focus on seizing drugs that do actual harm to people. This is pathetic.

  16. Sonny Walter Mitchell

    Sonny Walter Mitchell

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Paul Ryan

  17. Billy Himan

    Billy Himan

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Why is this a crime?

    • Chad Jackson

      Chad Jackson

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      It’s a crime because the state can’t get their greedy hands on the money.

  18. Adam St. Bernard

    Adam St. Bernard

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:36 am

    not good enough anymore. sorry 🙂

  19. Jessica Ocegueda

    Jessica Ocegueda

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Meanwhile people’s vehicles are being stolen and broken into…50 something year old man assaulted, left unconscious and mugged behind Ross and nothing has been done so far…

  20. Shirley Shepherd

    Shirley Shepherd

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    So glad they are busting these operations

  21. Helen Martine

    Helen Martine

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Once again, the growers were not caught. That is what pisses me off. They always seem to get away. You don’t have to kill them, but at least shoot them in the leg so you can arrest them. And stop with the flyovers and drivebys that alerts them you are coming or will be soon. I want to see some real results!

    • Josh Schultz

      Josh Schultz

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Because pot is so horrible 😂😂😂

    • Cold Piece

      Cold Piece

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Did you just recommend to shoot someone in order to make an arrest for growing a plant that is now legal? Growers aren’t the problem. People with mind sets like this is why police officers frequently end up on the new for shooting an innocent person. And get off with nothing but a slap on the wrist. Violence is never the answer where’s the compassion and gratitude..

    • Josh Schultz

      Josh Schultz

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      I hope your grandkids smoke weed just so you can say that about them lol

    • Dave Overacker

      Dave Overacker

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Helen, you need to smoke some reefer. For sure.

    • Helen Martine

      Helen Martine

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      I did not say anything about pot. I do not like the waste of my money pretending that we are waging a war on drugs…it is all a scam by the govt. It seems ok for the Pharmas to put drugs out there that will cost a fortune and maybe make you feel worse or kill you, but we cannot use cannabis with or without THC. i do not like the drug cartels taking over our lands destroying the land, starting fires that burn half of our state down, etc. But worse is the lies!

    • Darrell Whiteman

      Darrell Whiteman

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      You are right Helen Martine. In a nut shell !! It’s sad that most of these folks just don’t get it!! It’s So simple!! Wake up !!!!

    • Lois Brixey

      Lois Brixey

      Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Please go back to sleep

  22. David Robb

    David Robb

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:47 am

    That makes me feel so much safer. 😜

  23. Robert Muller

    Robert Muller

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Get them out of the madline plains and get are big game herds back

  24. David Vo

    David Vo

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Can we set the trailer on fire and smoke a bowl 🤡🤡🤡

  25. Sarah Barton

    Sarah Barton

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Keep up the Good work & Stay Safe! Thank You for keeping Us Safe!

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