Location: 10000 Block of Avenue 424, Dinuba

Incident Date: 11-10-2015

Incident Time: 0700

Case Number: 15-60899

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

Over the past several weeks, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P.) team conducted an investigation into a large scale indoor marijuana grow site near the city of Dinuba (County).

During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the property, which included 2 large metal shops. During the search, 214 live Marijuana plants were eradicated; approximately and 12 lbs. of partially processed marijuana were located. It was discovered that subjects were stealing electricity to power their operation; the amount is to be determined however is over $950.00. PG&E, theft investigator responded to assist and the power was cut off.

With the size of the plants seized, Detectives estimated they would produce approximately 1 lbs per plant with an illegal street value of $1,000 per lb. If allowed to mature the illegal street value would be $214,000.00. 

Subjects Arrested:
1. Michael Crew (55 YOA) out of North Carolina
2. Ashakie Frazier (40 YOA) Visalia area

This Case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review.

Questions regarding this and other details should be directed to the Employee and Public Relations Unit. They can be reached by calling 559-636-4695 or by emailing sheriffpio@co.tulare.ca.us.