Marijuana Operation

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Hamilton City, CA- Members of the Glenn Investigations and Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of several outside agencies, executed a marijuana related search warrant at a commercial property (310 Walsh Avenue, Hamilton City) on February 2, 2021. Investigators received complaints from business owners and citizens in the area regarding a strong smell of marijuana emitting from the warehouse. The warehouse is located in the center of town of Hamilton City across from Ampla Health Hamilton City Medical Building. During the operation, Investigators located a commercial grade Marijuana grow inside of a 29,922 Sq. Ft warehouse. The warehouse was converted into a two story building and living quarters for the seven individuals who were found inside. Investigators located and seized 10,847 marijuana plants and 403 pounds of processed marijuana as well as $14,431.00 in us currency.

Investigators identified the seven people residing inside of the warehouse as 56-year-old Quin Li, 51-year-old Liang Jiannan, 50-year-old Lin WeiQiang, 39-year-old Chuan Zeng Xu, 38-year-old Wudi Yuan, 32 -year-old Jin Ming, and 32-year-old Ling Van Yuan. All seven people were arrested and booked into the Glenn County Jail on marijuana related charges, including: (11338 H&S) Cultivation of Marijuana for Sale,  (11366.5 H&S) Maintaining a Building or Space for the Purpose of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, and (182 PC) Criminal Conspiracy. Investigators will forward to the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in safe execution of this operation: United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office, the Tehama County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, and the Hamilton City Fire Department.  

Recreational use of Marijuana became legal in California on January 1, 2018. The legalization is the result of voter passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016.  Adults age 21 and older may now possess up to one (1) ounce of dried Marijuana or eight (8) grams of concentrated Cannabis under California law. They may also grow up to six (6) plants for their personal use, subject to certain local and state restrictions.

It is still a crime to sell Marijuana in California -- or to possess it with the intent to sell it -- other than with both a state and local license.

The County of Glenn adopted Ordinance number 15.797.020 which prohibits any outdoor marijuana to be grown in all zoning districts of Glenn County.  The ordinance also prohibits the delivery of marijuana.

Anyone with questions regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.  Members of the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted in person at 543 West Oak Street, Willows, CA, by phone at (530) 934-6431, or by calling 911 in cases of an emergency.  For general information please visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net/sheriff  or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff.

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