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California man facing several charges including drug cultivation

A multi-agency task force, which included both law enforcement officers and an environmentalist, claim to have recently discovered two large marijuana growing sites in California. Both of these sites were reportedly found with the use of aerial views of the Honeydew area and do not appear to be related. Search warrants were issued to allow officers to inspect both properties. The search of one of the properties resulted in the arrest of one individual, who now faces several charges, which include drug cultivation.

A 42-year-old male was recently arrested after officers allegedly found approximately $23,000 in cash, in a truck registered in his name, located on property that contained almost 5,000 marijuana plants. A total of four other men were also found on the property, though they were interviewed and released at the scene. At this time, it is unknown if charges will be filed against these other men.

Currently, charges against the arrested suspect include suspicion of drug cultivation and possession. He also faces criminal charges for supposedly violating environmental laws. He was taken to the Humboldt County Jail and his bail was set at $25,000.

The charges in this case can carry both criminal and civil penalties in California. Criminal penalties for the drug cultivation, possession and environmental violation charges include the possibility of jail and/or prison time and fines. The civil penalties associated with any environmental violations committed can greatly increase the amount due in fines. Drug cases like this can be difficult but not impossible to fight. With the help and knowledge of legal counsel, this individual can make informed decisions regarding the best course of action to pursue in his case.

Source: times-standard.com, "Honeydew: 2 grow sites, 5K plants, 1 arrest", Jillian Singh, Aug. 22, 2014

Source: times-standard.com, "Honeydew: 2 grow sites, 5K plants, 1 arrest", Jillian Singh, Aug. 22, 2014

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