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Santa Barbara County Man Arrested For Large Marijuana Growing Operation In Warehouse

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 12:23pm

A Santa Barbara County man is facing multiple charges, after Sheriff’s narcotics detectives found a large marijuana growing operation in a Santa Maria warehouse.

The investigators say Jesse Adam Delacruz was growing hundreds of the plants in a warehouse he had leased on the 500 block of West Betteravia Road. They seized more than 800 plants, six pounds of processed marijuana, an illegal shotgun, and more than $30,000 worth of paintings the detectives say were purchased with illegal drug profits.

The 41 year old man was arrested for growing marijuana, possession of more than 25 pounds of marijuana for sale, which is a felony, and felony possession of an illegal weapon.

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