Search warrants served at 20 homes across Elk Grove and Sacramento County led to the arrests of 19 people after law enforcement found thousands of marijuana plants at the residences Wednesday.
Elk Grove Police Officer Chris Trim said the department’s street crimes unit has been investigating suspects for the past several months. He said they are responsible for a large scale indoor pot grow and cultivation operation.
During the search of the homes, law enforcement found about 6,000 marijuana plants, more than 180 pounds of processed marijuana and more than $70,000 in cash.
“It ranks up there with some of the larger ones we had several years ago that ended up going federal, as far as the DEA involvement,” Trim said.
Trim said nine children, between the ages of one and 15, were living at some of the homes that were converted into marijuana grows; they were taken into custody by Child Protective Services because they were being raised in a hazardous environment.
Elk Grove police worked with Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, Yuba–Sutter Narcotic Enforcement Team and Department of Justice during the investigation, home searches and arrests.
“Seems part for the course for Elk Grove,” Hutchison said. “We watch it on the news every six months.”
Example of seriosness of Drug Problem and Drug Abuse in Sacramento
This story taken from News10/KXTV Sacramento, illiterates the need for more Rehabs and Drug Intervention and Counseling Services in Sacramento. Even though the amounts seems high, they are not even enough to supply the Marijuana needs of Sacramento. At 1st Step Interventions we recognize that if 20% of the United States population have Addiction then 50,000 people alone suffer from Addiction. There are not enough services to support this need. We at 1st Step Intervention try to do our part by speaking for free to Parents at High Schools and Community colleges, but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like enough. The amount of homes converted for Pot growing in Sacramento just couldn’t put the problem out there any louder.
Also, all of these homes have probably been destroyed by mold created inside the walls from the constant high humidity needed to grow Marijuana indoors. These homes also have to be tagged as having been used to manufacture drugs which hurts their resale and leaves hundreds of homes abandoned in our neighborhoods left unattended.
Be aware of what is going on in your neighborhoods and should you need help for anyone you know with an Addiction Proglem we at 1st Step Interventions offer a free assessment. Just call us at 7077-559-5146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org