Location: 40000 Blk of Pearl Rd

Incident Date: 09/13/2019

Incident Time: 1030-1300

Case Number: 19-11312

Victim: State of California

City: Cutler

Posted by: Dispatch

Illegal Marijuana Cultivation, Cultivation for Sales, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a residence for Narcotic Use, Possession of Cocaine

Suspect: Francisco Campos, 46 years of age


On 09/13/19 at approximately 1030 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Marijuana Investigation Team and CATTCH conducted several civil abatement search warrants for illegal marijuana cultivation grows in the area of the 40000 block of Pearl Rd., Cutler.  This was due to several complaints from neighbors regarding the smell of marijuana and suspicious traffic throughout the neighborhoods. During the operation an outdoor marijuana grow was located.


During the search of the residence and vehicles Detectives located one shotgun, one rifle and one handgun along with 6 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of methamphetamine and   5 lbs. of processed marijuana. Suspect Campos was arrested and transported to Pre-Trial Facility for booking and housing for the listed charges.  No children were present at the time of the search warrant.    


During the operation Detectives located and eradicated approximately 46 marijuana plants and approximately 450 pounds of semi processed marijuana which was later destroyed.   


Anyone with more information regarding illegal marijuana cultivation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.