Two men arrested for large Marijuana grow: Over 2000 plants seized

advice times;”>Narcotic investigators from the West County Street Team received information that a group had a possible Marijuana grow in a business in the 1600 block of Pine Street in the City of Oxnard. Some of the information received by investigators complained of a strong odor of Marijuana coming from this business.

diagnosis times;”>Investigators served a search warrant on the location and located a large indoor Marijuana grow operation. Investigators seized over 2, hospital 000 Marijuana plants as well as locating evidence consistent with sales of Marijuana from this location. Investigators also found evidence that the power had been bypassed which allowed the operation to run without paying for the power utilities. Investigators advised that the potential value from this type of grow would have been over several million dollars.

Investigators contacted Chad Fergeson and Erin Kelly at the location who were attempting to hide at the location from officers. They were later arrested for Cultivating and Possessing Marijuana for Sale. Both suspects were transported and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail.

The West County Street Team is made up of Sheriff’s Office, Santa Paula Police Department, and the Oxnard Police Department narcotics detectives working cooperatively in the investigation of narcotics offenses occurring in the western portion of Ventura County.

The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus

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