Sex offender caught growing pot in San Miguel
July 13, 2015
Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender who was allegedly using stolen electricity to power a 1,500-plant marijuana growing operation in San Miguel. [KRON 4]
Douglas King, 36, had 1,502 marijuana plants, as well as 6.71 pounds of processed marijuana and butane honey oil manufacturing equipment at a property located at 76375 Hidden Creek Road, according to the Monterey sheriff’s office. The property is located along the county line, but King is described as a resident of San Miguel.
On Saturday afternoon, a California Fish and Wildlife officer was investigating an illegal trash dumping operation on Cross County Road in unincorporated Monterey County. The officer found a PG&E electricity bill, which led him to King’s home.
When the fish and wildlife officer arrived, he noticed marijuana plants growing in the backyard. King told the officer that he had about 100 marijuana plants and some processed marijuana, but that he had a medical prescription.
The officer continued to investigate and determined that King’s medical marijuana card had expired. He also discovered that King was registered as a sex offender in San Luis Obispo County.
Monterey sheriff’s deputies then obtained a warrant to search King’s home. In addition to finding the marijuana and oil manufacturing equipment, deputies discovered that King had been stealing electricity from PG&E.
King is in Monterey County Jail on charges of growing marijuana, possessing marijuana for sale, manufacturing drugs and stealing utility services, according to the jail website.
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