2012-05-10 / Front Page

Pot garden raided, suspect seized

Part of the marijuana garden seized in a recent raid. (Photo Courtesy of Mariposa County Sheriff's Office)Part of the marijuana garden seized in a recent raid. (Photo Courtesy of Mariposa County Sheriff's Office)During the morning hours of May 16th, 2012 the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office investigated an illegal wilderness marijuana garden near the Windy Point area below the town of Coulterville, CA.  As a result of the investigation, 4,619 marijuana plants were eradicated. 

Sheriff’s Detectives were assisted by Mariposa County Probation Officers and Calfire Prevention Officers.

The marijuana garden was believed to be tied to a Mexican DTO and one undocumented Mexican National male adult was apprehended inside the grow.  A second man fled and was not caught.

The arrested man, Aristeo Ceterino (27 yrs) from Michoacan, Mexico, is being held on $40,000 bail.
 

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