Location: 19000 block of Ave. 242, Lindsay

Incident Date: 10-4-18

Case Number: 18-12775

City: Lindsay

Posted by: Media Relations

Neighbor Complaints Lead Detectives to 3,200 Pot Plants, Stolen Guns


On 10-04-2018 at 8 a.m., Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office TAGNET Majors (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) met with members from Resource Management Agency, Code Compliance Unit to serve three civil abatement warrants in the 19000 block of Ave. 242, Lindsay.  The warrants followed several complaints from neighbors about the smell of marijuana and suspicious traffic throughout the neighborhoods.  

During the operation of eradicating the illegal grow sites that were found, Detectives were able to locate and get rid of more than 1,300 lbs. of partially processed marijuana, 32 lbs. processed marijuana and 3,251 plants, which were all collected and later destroyed.  

Along with the marijuana, Detectives also found two stolen handguns at one of the homes, where unknown subjects had left the scene prior to Detectives arriving.  No arrests were made during the service of the abatement warrants.

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