Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three people in Reedley on May 7 after discovering a marijuana grow in the 22000 block of East Parlier Avenue.
Detectives took into custody John Nguyen, 63, of Reedley; Cuc Thi Luu, 54, of Westminster; and Cuong Van Pham, 44, of Huntington Beach.
Detectives contacted the three suspects at the residence on the morning of May 7 after receiving a tip. The three suspects were discovered harvesting marijuana plants, the sheriff’s office said. The three suspects were immediately detained.
A search of the residence revealed just under 500 marijuana plants, 65 pounds of processed marijuana and another 300 pounds of marijuana “shake” – a lower quality grade of marijuana, the sheriff’s office said.
Nguyen was on felony probation for transporting marijuana out of state, the sheriff’s office said. He was armed with a loaded handgun and was carrying approximately $5,000, the office said.
All three subjects were booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and cultivation of marijuana. Nguyen also was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges.
The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office said. Anyone with information on this crime or any other marijuana grow is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 600-3111 or CrimeStoppers at 498-STOP (7867).
Persons also may report illegal drug activity on the sheriff’s office website at fresnosheriff.org.
The sheriff’s office wants to remind the public that state and federal laws, along with county ordinances, prohibit the cultivation of marijuana in Fresno County and will be aggressively enforced.
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