Agents Raid Pot Garden Near Ono

An early-in-the-season Marijuana bust has been made in far western Shasta County. At 11 O'clock Tuesday morning, Shasta County Sheriff's Deputies were joined by State Fish and Wildlife Officers as they served search warrants on two adjoining parcels of land off Fiddler's Road in the Ono Area. As they entered the property, two men ran and one of them got away. The one they caught, 25-year-old Gerardo Peralta-Suarez, is from Mexico and apparently in the country illegally. The two properties were connected by a trail system. A total of 445 pot plants were destroyed.