Location: 24000 block of Ave. 88 in Terra Bella

Incident Date: 5/13/19

Case Number: 19-5693

City: Terra Bella

Posted by: Media Relations

16 People, Including Two Teens, Arrested for Massive Pot Grow at Terra Bella Home


On 05-13-2019 at 8 a.m., Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office TAGNET (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) and TAGNET Majors helped Resource Management Agency with a code enforcement abatement warrant at a home in the 24000 block of Ave. 88 in Terra Bella.  While helping serve the warrant, Detectives found a large illegal marijuana grow within the property and inside the home. 

16 people, including a 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, were found inside the home and on the property and were taken into custody. During the warrant, one person, who was a felon, tried to run away and was later found with a stolen handgun.

Detectives also learned the suspects were tapping into and stealing power for the indoor pot grow. A total of 7,219 marijuana plants were found inside the home. 1,977 pounds of processed marijuana and 3,763 plants were found on the property and destroyed.  

The investigation into illegal marijuana grow sites is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling TIPNOW at (559) 725-4194.