Location: New London Area

Incident Date: 06-19-19

Incident Time: 0800

Case Number: 19-7134

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Dispatch

Cultivation of Marijuana

On 06-19-19 at 0800 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Marijuana Investigation Team, TAGNET (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) and TAGNET Majors met with members from Resource Management Agency, Code Compliance Unit regarding eighteen civil abatement warrants in the New London area.  This was due to several complaints from neighbors regarding the smell of marijuana and suspicious traffic throughout the neighborhoods.  While assisting Resource Management Agency, Detectives observed several illegal cultivations of marijuana gardens within the following locations: 

5600 Blk. of Ave. 376, New London

5700 Blk. of Ave. 376, New London

37000 Blk. of Rd. 58, New London

5700 Blk. of Ave. 377, New London

5800 Blk. of Ave. 377, New London

37000 Blk. of Clay Rd., New London

37000 Blk. of Kate Rd., New London

37000 Blk. of Rd. 60, New London

37000 Blk. of Hunter Rd., New London


In addition to the eighteen civil abatement warrants, Detectives from TAGNET and TAGNET Majors, three subjects were arrested for Active Arrest Warrants.


During the operation of eradicating the illegal grow sites Detectives were able to locate, eradicate over 3,408 plants which were later destroyed along with 64 lbs. of semi-processed marijuana and 10 lbs. of processed marijuana which were all collected and destroyed.  Along with the marijuana Detectives also located 1 rifle which was taken for Safe Keeping pending contact with the registered owners.  No occupants at any residence were arrested. 


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