The Sacramento County Sheriff’s North Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team orchestrated a large law enforcement presence and serviced a search warrant today on multiple property parcels suspected of illegally cultivating Marijuana for sale in Antelope, California.
The North POP team initially began an investigation into these properties, which led to this search warrant execution involving a unified effort from the Sheriff’s Department Central POP team, Rancho Cordova Police Department POP team, Sheriff’s Impact/Narcotics Detectives, Placer County Special Investigations Unit, El Dorado County WNET, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force (HIDTA), CalMet, Mountain and Valley Marijuana Investigation Team (MAVMIT) investigators and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Detail.
During the execution of the search warrant on 28th Street and Angus Way, Deputies discovered a large scale Marijuana grow of approximately 950 plants and 200 pounds of processed marijuana, worth a street value of approximately 4.5 million dollars. Additionally, evidence of bird fighting was discovered and over 100 birds were removed from the property by Sacramento County Animal Control Officers.
Six people were arrested in connection to the illegal cultivation and sales of Marijuana, with a variation of other charges of including bird fighting, illegal possession of firearm offenses and a Fish and Game code violation relating to disrupting the water flow of creek water and unlawful streambed alteration, a serious water diversion effort, especially during a critical drought.