Location: 600 Block of Tea Pot Dome Porterville, Ca.

Incident Date: 09-28-2018

Incident Time: 1830

Case Number: 18-12667

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Dispatch/ Media Relations

Illegal Pot Grow Leads Detectives to Handguns, Rifles, Body Armor & Ammunition

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office T.A.G.N.E.T. (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) Unit received information from a reliable citizen that illegal drug activity was happening at a home in the 600 block of Tea Pot Dome in the Porterville area. Detectives served a search warrant at the home and found 45 lbs of illegal processed marijuana, 4 assault rifles, 4 handguns, body armor and ammunition.

Detectives arrested 51-year-old Robert Rogers from Porterville. He was booked into the Tulare County Jail on the following charges; Felon in Possession of a firearm, Felon in Possession of ammunition & Felon in possession of Body Armor.


Detectives are looking for 38-year-old Ubaldo Diaz Soto. He is wanted for questioning in this case.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office  (559) 733-6218, or information can be sent anonymously through our TIP now system by email at TCSO@ TIPNOW.COM.  Or you can simply Call or Text at (559)725-4194.