2013-03-21 / Front Page

Sullivan Road garden bust nets 7,000 plants

Jill Ballinger/GAZETTE EDITOR

Salvador Gonzalez was arrested on March 22 for marijuana cultivation.
Mariposa County Sheriff's Office/ContributedSalvador Gonzalez was arrested on March 22 for marijuana cultivation. Mariposa County Sheriff's Office/Contributed

Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies busted a marijuana garden on Sullivan Road on March 22, and left with nearly 7,000 plants, guns and indoor growing equipment.

Deputies arrested Salvador Gonzalez, 33, of San Juan Capistrano at a residence located on Sullivan Road for cultivating marijuana.


A search warrant produced 6,993 live marijuana plants being grown inside the residence and outside on the property. Several items of evidence were collected including two firearms, grow lights and ballasts. 


Gonzalez was booked into the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility for the illegal cultivation of marijuana and also an immigration hold.


Gonzalez’s bail was set at $40,000.


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Nice - another illegal alien!

Nice - another illegal alien! When are we going to do what's necessary to stop the flow of this trash!?

Way to go Doug and Team!

Way to go Doug and Team! Keep up the good work. I notice we don't often catch anybody at these farms. With the crop often burned on site, perhaps we should use it as fuel to burn one of these "farmers" at the stake. Bet there would be less individuals willing to risk growing marijuana in our county in the future, or just shoot 'em.

Nice - another illegal alien!

Nice - another illegal alien! When are we going to do what's necessary to stop the flow!?

His bail should have been set

His bail should have been set at the street value of the drugs he was growing.

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