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Thursday, Sep 27 2012 07:00 PM

A pot bust with all the trimmings; 6 arrested

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

More than 1,300 pounds of processed marijuana and hundreds of marijuana plants were seized from property near Arvin Wednesday in an operation that resulted in six arrests.

Kern County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Wheeler Ridge Road, deputies reported. The compound contained mobile homes, a large warehouse containing an indoor marijuana garden and several tractor trailers.

The warehouse contained more than 30 pounds of processed marijuana and numerous plants being dried and processed, and a doublewide trailer at the rear of the property was filled with hundreds of pounds of processed marijuana, deputies said. Two tractor trailers were also filled with processed pot.

Additionally, more than 155 pounds of processed marijuana bud packaged for sales was found on the property, deputies said. The total weight of the seized processed marijuana was 1,387 pounds.

Three hundred pot plants were taken from the indoor grow, and 69 plants were seized from an outdoor garden, according to deputies.

The following were arrested: Bernabe Hernandez, 52, of Bakersfield; Nicolas Hernandez, 26, of Bakersfield; Martin Galvan, 25, of Norwalk; Emmanuel Apodaca, 21, of Cerritos; Matthew Green, 27, of Bellflower; and Alex Apodaca, 20, of Cerritos. Deputies said they were booked on suspicion of conspiracy, cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sales.

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