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Date Released: 9/3/2008
Subject: Indoor Marijuana Grow / Structure Fire
Contact: Sgt. Wayne Hanson
Case No#: 200805735
Released By: Brenda Godsey, PIO

Location: Weott

At about 3:45 yesterday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies were notified that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) was at the scene of a structure fire on the 100 block of Weott Heights Road in Weott. The burning structure housed an indoor marijuana growing operation. The structure was a singlewide mobile home. Sheriff’s deputies obtained a search warrant and found162 growing marijuana plants and ten grow lights. There was no indication at the marijuana grow site that this was a Proposition 215 (medical marijuana) grow. A suspect has been identified and the case is still under investigation. Cal Fire personnel are investigating the cause and origin of the structure fire.