Afternoon Newsletter

Marijuana grow, processed marijuana and firearms seized in Delhi

An indoor grow with 1,000 marijuana plants, a large amount of cash, firearms and several pounds of processed marijuana were seized Friday afternoon in Delhi, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

The discovery came after an ongoing investigation into illegal marijuana grows in the Central Valley, according to a news release. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office STAR Team served a search warrant at 3 p.m. on Friday in the 17,000 block of Schendel Avenue in Delhi, according to deputies.

There they found the indoor grow with 1,000 plants, a large sum of cash, nine firearms, including two handguns and 50 pounds of processed marijuana, deputies said.

In line with the Compassionate Use Act, the Team will discuss with the Merced County District’s Attorney’s Office to determine if criminal charges will be filed against the owners. The act ensures that the seriously ill in the state have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes when recommended by a physician, according to the California Department of Public Health.

--Sun-Star staff