SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG
Sheriff's detectives Dustin Witt, left, and Ruben Orozco with STAR TEAM place confiscated watermelons and coconuts from the back of a van to the  back of a pick-up Friday, July 2, 2010 morning, at the corner of 16th and North Highway 59. Sheriff's deputies commenced "Operation Fruitbasket" on Friday busting unlicensed vendors.
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG Sheriff's detectives Dustin Witt, left, and Ruben Orozco with STAR TEAM place confiscated watermelons and coconuts from the back of a van to the back of a pick-up Friday, July 2, 2010 morning, at the corner of 16th and North Highway 59. Sheriff's deputies commenced "Operation Fruitbasket" on Friday busting unlicensed vendors. Merced Sun-Star
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG Sheriff's detectives Dustin Witt, left, and Ruben Orozco with STAR TEAM place confiscated watermelons and coconuts from the back of a van to the back of a pick-up Friday, July 2, 2010 morning, at the corner of 16th and North Highway 59. Sheriff's deputies commenced "Operation Fruitbasket" on Friday busting unlicensed vendors. Merced Sun-Star

Merced County sheriff's deputies crack down on illicit fruit sales

July 03, 2010 12:59 AM

UPDATED July 03, 2010 01:44 AM

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