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From United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner

Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In recent months, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, together with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners, has taken a wide range of actions to enforce federal law prohibiting the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. These actions, many of which are detailed here, include bringing criminal charges against those responsible for growing marijuana and distributing in our district, searching grow and distribution locations, bringing forfeiture complaints against the properties involved, seizing proceeds of marijuana businesses, and sending notice letters to owners of properties where marijuana is being grown or sold. As to each of the cases described below, the charges brought are only allegations, and the individuals involved are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

CRIMINAL CASES

United States v. Eudaldo Garcia Salas and Jose Cisneros Garcia, 1:11-mj-00182-SMS

Yesterday, October 6, 2011, a federal grand jury returned an indictment of Eudaldo Garcia Salas and Jose Cisneros Garcia of Modesto for conspiring to grow and distribute marijuana. According to a criminal complaint filed in August 2011, agents seized from the grow site, which was located in a cornfield, more than 500 marijuana plants, and an assault rifle. The defendants said the marijuana plants came from an Oakland cannabis club and claimed that while some of the marijuana was their own, the remainder belonged to other individuals they could not name.

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Article source: http://www.theunion.com/article/20111011/BREAKINGNEWS/111019958/1007&parentprofile=1053

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