Location: 42000 BLOCK OF SOUTH FORK DRIVE AND 42000 BLOCK OF SUNSET DRIVE, THREE RIVERS

Incident Date: 05-29-2015

Incident Time: 0712

Case Number: 15-6386

Victim: STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Posted by: Media Relations

On 5.29.2015 at approximately 0712 hours Deputies arrived at a residence in the 42000 block of South Fork Drive, to execute a marijuana search warrant on an suspected indoor grow. Upon arrival deputies made entry and located 77 live marijuana plants and indoor growing equipment. 

During the course of the investigation deputies developed leads the renter had another home in the Three Rivers Area. Deputies responded to the 42000 block of Sunset Drive and made contact with occupant of the home who was identified as Jeffrey Howard, Age 30. While at the residence deputies located an additional 141 marijuana plants inside an indoor room. The illegal street value at maturity is estimated $109,000.00. While searching the residence deputies additionally located equipment for used in the extraction of THC from the marijuana and an estimated 4 Lbs of processed marijuana. Howard was booked into Tulare County Jail for charges of Cultivation of Marijuana, Possessing Marijuana for sales, and Possession of a Conversion Lab. 

Anyone with any additional information can contact Deputy Frick at 559-733-6218.

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