Illegal Marijuana Grow
Orland, CA- After numerous citizen complaints, Detectives with the Glenn Investigations and Narcotics Task Force (GLINTF), Glenn County Sheriff Deputies, Glenn County Deputy Probation Officers, Orland Police Department Officers as well as the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant on an 18 acre parcel located at 6387 County Road 18, Orland. During the warrant service, a total of 485 marijuana plants were eradicated from two different grow sites and 4 firearms were seized. Detectives also located 28 roosters which evidence indicated were being raised and used for illegal cockfighting. The roosters were seized pending prosecution.
Detectives contacted 25 year old Jesus Cervantes-Godinez at the grow site who was ultimately arrested for the cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sale. Detectives identified 37 year old Roger Montalvo as the person leasing the acreage. Upon investigation, detectives had probable cause to believe Montalvo was responsible for maintaining a place or property for the purposes of the cultivation marijuana, illegal possession of cockfighting roosters and animal cruelty. A complaint will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office requesting criminal charges.
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.