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

More Videos

  • Atwater man receives life sentence for 2013 murders

    Jose Luis Botello of Atwater, appears before Judge Ronald W. Hansen during his sentencing hearing in the Merced County Superior Courthouse in Merced, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Botello was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders of 16-year-old Samantha Parreira and 19-year-old Matthew Fisher on March 30, 2013. Botello was 17-years-old at the time of the murders.