Pot farm destroyed, three arrested
August 9, 2010
Three people are in jail tonight and 5,487 marijuana plants have been destroyed in a joint operation between San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County authorities. [LompocRecord]
A Santa Barbara County rural crimes deputy discovered a questionable vehicle parked on the 4000 block of Foxen Canyon Road near the county line. The deputy looked through the vehicle and found growing supplies and two duffel bags full of food.
Detectives searched the area and found a significant marijuana grow nearby in San Luis Obispo County.
Saul Sandoval Torres, 28, and Nazario Ramos-Torres, 51, were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail marijuana on cultivating charges with bail set at $50,000. Humberto Treji Ceja, 30, was also booked and is being held on a no bail immigration hold.