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Corning pot garden busted, man arrested
A Corning man was arrested during the bust of a marijuana growing and processing operation south of Corning on Thursday.
Tehama County District Attorney investigators arrested Aureliano Garcia, 44, as they served a search warrant at a residence and property on the 4200 block of Orchard Avenue.
"You could see the garden from the road," said District Attorney's investigator Milt Bruner.
Investigators found and seized for destruction 36 mature marijuana plants that had not yet been harvested, along with approximately 100 pounds of processed marijuana bud, said Bruner.
He also stated that the unharvested plants would have yielded an additional 75 to 100 pounds of processed marijuana.
The total operation is reported to have had a street value of between $200,000 to $400,000.
Garcia was booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana for sale and cultivation of marijuana. Bail was set at $100,000. Bruner said other arrests are expected as this investigation continues.
Nearly 500 plants were seized by law enforcement during a marijuana garden bust on Houghton Avenue north of Corning on Sept. 6. During that raid eight people were arrested.