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Yuba County Sheriff’s Office raids site of illegal cannabis grow in Dobbins

An inter-agency team from Yuba County and California Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant on a Dobbins property Thursday, seizing and eradicating nearly 1,000 marijuana plants.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team, with the assistance of California Fish and Wildlife, served a search warrant in the 13000 block of McMenamin Way in Dobbins at 7 a.m., after seeing the site a month earlier during a flyover, according to a press release. Deputies located and eradicated 963 marijuana plants being illegally grown in unpermitted makeshift tarp greenhouse structures, the release stated.

Nobody was at the site at the time of the search, but a campsite and RV trailer were located with evidence of people actively living at the grow. Various unpermitted structures with plumbing and electrical had been constructed, the release stated. Various chemicals were located and seized for analysis to determine the legality of the products being used and to confirm what, if any, toxic elements were at the site.

The investigation into the person or persons responsible for the grow remains active and ongoing.

Separate warrant search nets 26 guns

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This search warrant follows on the heels of a warrant search in Dobbins on Wednesday that uncovered dozens of firearms, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.

Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Yuba-Sutter Regional SWAT, served a search warrant on a multi-residence property on Colton Way. The search warrant was the result of a burglary investigation from May 11 on Indiana Ranch Road in Dobbins, in which two suspects returned later in the weekend and confronted the victim while brandishing a gun.

The two were identified and determined to be living at the Colton Way property, and the SWAT team was called out due to their violent history, according to the press release.

During a search of multiple dwellings and outbuildings on the property, 26 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition were located and seized. Research is underway into whether any of the located guns were stolen. Both suspects are prior felons and cannot legally possess guns or ammunition.

Neither of the suspects were home at the time, but are subject to arrest when located. Their names were not released pending arrest, the release stated. Child Protective Services was notified that children were living on the property with access to multiple firearms; and will be conducting a separate child welfare investigation.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at lizk@theunion.com.

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