Five pot grows, two arrests |

Five pot grows, two arrests

Two young Nevada County men were arrested Wednesday in connection with five different marijuana growing operations by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators arrested Nicholas Sahagian and Blake Wasechek, both 24 and from Penn Valley, on suspicion of felony marijuana cultivation, according to Lt. Frank Koehler.

Investigators from the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force and Major Crimes Unit initially raided three pot patches in the Wolf Mountain area, Koehler said.

Evidence at the scene east of Alta Sierra led investigators to residences in Rough and Ready and Penn Valley.

More marijuana growing operations were found at those sites and the two suspects were discovered at the Penn Valley home, Koehler said.

Officers seized a total of 335 marijuana plants and $7,528 in cash, Koehler said. The investigation is continuing.

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