Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects Thursday after an investigation led to an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in Colfax this week.
During the course of the investigation, two separate residences were searched and more than 200 marijuana plants
were seized in an indoor, hydroponic-grow setup.
Monday, August 1, patrol deputies responded to a rental home on Pinecroft Road near the City of Colfax to investigate a marijuana cultivation operation. They discovered 124 marijuana plants in various stages of growth inside and outside the residence. Information
obtained at the first house led them to a second house on Catskill Drive, about six miles away.
A search warrant was issued for the second residence.
Patrol deputies and detectives from the Placer County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit served the search warrant at the Catskill Drive house. An elaborate indoor marijuana grow was located in this rental house and deputies seized an additional 83 mature marijuana plants.
Information obtained at both houses led to the arrest of Joel Jauregui, 27, and Yulian Huang, 25, both of Colfax.
Both were found and arrested in Colfax on August 4 for the
illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. They were booked into the Placer County Jail in Auburn. Bail for the pair was set at $10,000.