Mexican National Sentenced For Growing Pot

A 30-year-old man from Mexico is going to prison for growing Thousands of Marijuana plants in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. On June 25th a team of federal, state, and Trinity County law enforcement officers arrived at the large cultivation site and say Mario Lopez-Parra walking away from the garden toward his living area. A 20-gauge shotgun was found in his tent and 7589 plants were found growing in the garden. Lopez-Parra said he had been working the garden for about 2 months and had dug about a thousand holes, and then grew the plants from seeds. He was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years in federal prison.