Location: 20000 Block of Avenue 344 and 22000 Block of Avenue 344, Woodlake

Incident Date: 10-11-18

Incident Time: 0800

Case Number: 18-13098

City: Woodlake

Posted by: Media Relations

Neighbor Complaints Lead Detectives to 1,346 Marijuana Plants and Illegal Rifles

On 10-11-2018 at 0800 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department TAGNET Majors (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) met with members from Resource Management Agency, Code Compliance Unit regarding four civil abatement warrants in the 20000 Ave. 344 and 22000 block of Ave. 340, Woodlake.  This was due to several complaints from neighbors regarding the smell of marijuana and suspicious traffic throughout the neighborhoods. 


During the operation of eradicating the illegal grow sites Detectives were able to locate, eradicate over 162 lbs. processed marijuana and 1,346 plants which were all collected and later destroyed.  Along with the marijuana Detectives also located 3 rifles which were taken as 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