Montana de Oro panga defendants plead guilty
July 31, 2013
All of the defendants in the case, the majority of whom are Mexican nationals, entered guilty pleas. They each face two to five years in prison.
On May 29, San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies spotted the defendants loading packages of marijuana into vehicles at Montana de Oro. The deputies arrested the 14 suspects and later discovered the beached 35-foot panga on a secluded beach at the state park.
Investigators seized 53 bales of marijuana, totaling 1,909 pounds.