Posted tagged ‘Pot Bust’

Bomb Parts and Marijuana…At a Daycare?

October 8, 2009

Remind me not to send my kids here!

From NBC Los Angeles:

Apparently baby-sitting, bomb making and growing marijuana could be one big family activity in Lake Elsinore.

Benjamin Kuzelka, 23, walked into a hospital Wednesday with a severe hand injury. He later told deputies that he had been injured by explosives, said sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez.

Hospital officials tipped off law enforcement, and deputies — along with agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — went to his home at 30524 Audelo St. That’s where they found materials used to make explosives, as well as a sophisticated marijuana grow, police said.

Kuzelka was in serious condition and will be arrested when he recuperates. His mother, 55-year-old Rebecca Kuzelka, and brother, 21-year-old Grey Kuzelka, were also arrested.

Felony child endangerment, possession and manufacturing of explosives, and possession and cultivation of marijuana charges were expected to be filed, police said.


$15 Million Pot Bust in Petaluma

July 30, 2009

Ahhh…the town I grew up in for my first 24 years is back in the news again!

According to Sge. Chris Bertoli of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department, narcotics agents arrested two Mexican nationals during a marijuana garden eradication effort east of Petaluma yesterday afternoon.

This was a $15 million bust! Guess they still grow a lot more than grapes in Sonoma and Napa counties!

From KTVU:

One suspect escaped, Bertoli said. The other two men were booked into the Sonoma County jail for cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.

One of the suspects might be charged in connection with fighting a police dog used in the arrests, Bertoli said.

The sheriff’s department found 5,000 mature plants ready for harvest in several gardens.

Bertoli estimated the processed pot from the plants is worth $15 million. Two to three pounds of processed marijuana were also found at the campsite in the Stage Gulch Road and state Highway 116 area that also contains vineyards, Bertoli said.

One of the suspects told the sheriff’s department he had been at the site since April, Bertoli said.