COTTONWOOD — Two people were arrested Thursday in connection with a cannabis grow on a rural Cottonwood property.
The Tehama County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations executed a warrant Thursday in the 17000 block of Austin Lane, according to a press issued by the bureau.
Investigators found an illegal commercial cannabis growing operation on the property consisting of several indoor grow rooms and outdoor greenhouses, the release said. The operation contained 2,785 growing plants ranging from small starters to mature budding plants ready for harvest.
Investigators found six pounds of processed bud and evidence of sales in the residence as well, the release said.
Shi Mei Chen, 71, and Lin Chan, 51, were at the scene and both were arrested for health code violations, including maintaining a place for drug sales, possessing marijuana for sale, marijuana cultivation and numerous county code violations. They were booked into Tehama County Jail.
A vehicle and $1,600 in cash were seized for asset forfeiture, the release said.
The Tehama County Major Crimes Task Force and the Tehama County Department of Environmental Health assisted the bureau.