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5 Sacramento men among 6 arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation

Published On: 10-11-2017 in Category: drug trafficking

After serving two search warrants, Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested six people in connection with illicit cultivation of marijuana. They seized 2,227 marijuana plants at the first location and another 498 at the second site in two separate raids, having a combined worth of $6 million, media reports said.

Five Sacramento men – 60-year-old Guangyang Bao, 54-year-old Jian Fang, 52-year-old Sinh Lieu, 55-year-old Bobby Lieu and 30-year-old Allen Nelson – and 34-year-old Paofu Chen of Queens, New York were booked into the Yolo County jail on charges of marijuana possession and illegal cultivation.

According to a report from Sergeant Matthew Davis, the first search warrant was served on Sept. 19, 2017, in the 7000 block of Highway 16, while the second raid was conducted on Sept. 22 in the 14000 block of County Road 41A. “Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Deputies … collected forty-one pounds of harvested marijuana during this operation,” Davis said about the first raid.

Though there is on official statement, the Yolo County District Attorney’s office mentioned that these two raids could be the start of a countywide crackdown on illicit drugs. Official release from the Yolo County District Attorney’s office suggested that authorities would be targeting illegal grow operations in the county.

Consequences of marijuana abuse

Although several U.S. states have voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has neither recognized nor approved the medicinal value of cannabis. Due to the lack of any proven therapeutic value and the high potential for abuse, marijuana is ranked as a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under the Controlled Substances Act.

The delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana makes it a dangerous neurotoxin responsible for addiction. Furthermore, the easy-to-get and highly addictive drug is capable of modifying the brain’s reward system by creating a dopamine rush, which induces chronic pot users to try out other hard drugs. Prolonged use can lead to complete dependence, known as marijuana use disorder, where the user is unable to control his or her compulsive weed-seeking urges.

Studies indicate that pot users are thrice more likely to get addicted to heroin. In the event of abuse, marijuana is known to cause mental health ailments and other risky behaviors, including teens ending up in one of the most vicious subcultures of drug dealing gangs. Some of the common effects of addiction to marijuana are accelerated heart rate, anxiety, amnesia, cognitive impairments, difficulties in thinking and problem solving and poor motor skills, among others.

Battling menace of addiction

Marijuana is highly addictive and proper medical assistance is required to come out of its clutches. Help of a recognized drug addiction treatment clinic can be beneficial in kicking the addiction forever. If you or your loved one is battling addiction to marijuana or any other substance, seek treatment immediately.

The Sacramento Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can help you get one of the most effective addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 916-379-7248 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.

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