Location: 24000 Block of Road 204, Exeter

Incident Date: 9-12-15

Case Number: 15-60798

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

On September 12th 2015, STEP Detectives responded to 24000 block of Road 204 in Exeter after receiving information from a concerned citizen that marijuana was being grown at this residence. Through the investigation, it was determined Nestor Gudino (45 years old) and Todd Nolan (18 years old) were cultivating and in possession of marijuana for sales.


During the investigation, two shotguns and $1673.00 in US currency were collected.  Detectives eradicated 87 marijuana plants.  If the marijuana plants would have been allowed to mature, yielding at minimum one pound of processed marijuana, the estimated street value of the marijuana would be $87,000 dollars.


An average outdoor marijuana plant can consume approximately 5 gallons of water per day. Considering California’s current water crisis, the total marijuana plants seized were consuming approximately 435 gallons of water per day.


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.