Stolen electricity nets pot bust
by PI Staff
Feb 16, 2012 | 4271 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
02-16-12--County drug enforcement agents empty the Almond Avenue outbuildings that contained 56 marijuana plants.--photo by Elias Funez/Patterson Irrigator
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Drug agents confiscated 56 mature marijuana plants and a yet-to-be-determined amount of finished product during a bust in eastern rural Patterson Thursday afternoon, Feb. 16, according to sheriff's officials.

Stanislaus County Drug Enforcement Agency agents served a search warrant on the 800 block of Almond Avenue just before noon where they arrested Leroy Martinez, 50, of Patterson for cultivation of marijuana and theft of power, according to Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and a custody report.

Martinez was booked into Stanislaus County Jail, where he is being held on $10,000 bail.

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February 17, 2012
Some people are so stupid, It aeems to me that if you are giong to do something illegal, you would keep everything else legal. getting caught at one thing is harder than getting caught at 2 or 3 things. Maybe we are lucky crooks are so stupid!

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