5 Connected To Pot Growing Operations In Butte County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Five people have been arrested in connection with commercial marijuana growing operations in Butte County. The Sacramento Bee reports The Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit busted two growing operations in the Oroville area. Sherriff's officials say they were not connected. At one operation, police confiscated 758 growing marijuana plants. Police arrested 20-year-old Ruben Aguilera and 20-year-old Ruben Medina-Garcia, both of Riverside. They are being held in Butte County Jail on marijuana charges. Medina-Garcia was also arrested on a firearms charge. At the second operations, police confiscated 388 growing marijuana plants. Deputies arrested 68-year-old Jeanne Proteau, 42-year-old Myomi Hammond and 33-year-old Anthony Hammond, all of Mendocino. All three have been booked into Butte County Jail on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.