Deputies Crash Garden Party
On April 6, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies raided a large illegal marijuana grow in the Pacific Bars Road area of the county.
According to the sheriff’s office, the garden contained approximately 1,400 plants and two suspects were taken into custody.
Jesus Manuel Gomez Martinez, 37, from Dos Palos, and Marcelina Gutierrez Zepeda, 45, of Modesto, were taken into custody. They both have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, cultivation of cannabis, and possession for sale of cannabis. Neither are currently in custody.
According to Public Information Officer Kristie Mitchell, this is the second time in less than a year that an illegal marijuana grow has been eradicated in that area.