Jenny Lind man arrested in marijuana bust

An illegal indoor marijuana grow operation is pictured.

Jenny Lind resident Xiaolin Zheng, 37, was arrested on the site of a marijuana bust at a residence in the 8000 block of Pardini Place, Jenny Lind Wednesday, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Charged with illegal marijuana cultivation, maintaining a drug house and possession of marijuana for sale, Zheng was booked into the Calaveras County jail with bail set at $100,000.

Deputies seized 1,264 plants and 68.5 pounds of processed marijuana that had been grown indoors. Investigators discovered the interior of the residence and detached garage had been completely converted into several individual marijuana growing rooms.

Multiple county code violations were identified. The residence and garage were determined to be unsafe due to unpermitted/hazardous electrical and unpermitted alterations to the structures.

The grow site was indicative of an “illicit commercial operation and not in compliance with any medical or recreational cultivation,” the release states.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information on potentially illegal marijuana cultivation sites, or sites manufacturing concentrated cannabis to call the Sheriff’s Marijuana Tip Line at (209) 754-6870.

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