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Pot Farm Raid Yields 2 Arrests, Bite Marks

The Napa Special Investigations Bureau arrest two in Wooden Valley marijuana farm raid.

Napa law enforcement officers took a bite out of illegal pot farms and the people who operate them Thursday during a raid along Wooden Valley Road. 

Napa Special Investigations Bureau agents conducted a raid at a farm along the 3100 block of Wooden Valley Road at 7 a.m., Thursday, according to a story in the Napa Valley Register. 

Agents arrested Moises Sanchez, 32, of Los Molinos, and Oscar Quintero, 22, of Lindsey, on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, resisting a police officer and possession of a firearm according to the story.

The duo was apparently watering the illegal herbs and attempted to run away from agents who spotted them doing the deed, according to the NVR. During the raid, police K-9 unit Crespo bit the two suspects.

Police found a .22-caliber firearm at the pot farm and destroyed an unknown amount of marjuana plants found at the farm.

The two men were taken to Napa County Department of Corrections.

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Mark Mathews August 04, 2012 at 08:27 PM
GOOD JOB Law Enforcement! Good job Napa Special Investigations Bureau agents! Those two criminals (were they even here legally?) not only shoved their middle fingers to our drug laws, but also a number of our existing 20 thousand common-sense American gun laws, and were prepared to do harm to those who stumbled onto their dope patch! It is just ANOTHER example that criminals will NOT, by nature, obey the laws we law abiding citizens obey, and that even MORE laws are not the answer, but a resoundingly LONG hard labor prison sentence.
George Bachich August 05, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Just another example of our government wasting our tax dollars. The war on drugs has been a monumental and catastrophic failure, and will continue to be. Raiding a few pot gardens generates publicity for the law enforcement juggernaut behind it, and perhaps support for more funding by those who refuse to see what a boondoggle it is, but does nothing to solve the problem. The war on drugs is more about empire building and budget expansion than about solving a social problem. I think it should be abandoned and our resources directed to more productive endeavors.
robert w. mcadams August 05, 2012 at 03:43 PM
there would be no marijuna....therefore no arrests...if people did not freely wish to consume the commodity....draconian drug and immigration laws create all types of perverse incentives....that is gov't.drives otherwise peaceful people to the underground/gray/black markets....redirect police resources to catching the real jackals of society...those who prey upon innocent people and their properties
Veronica August 05, 2012 at 07:16 PM
It does seem this country's fight against drugs seems to accomplish little against drug use and more toward filling our prison system with predominantly non-violent offenders. Hard to determine a solution when it's a simple supply/demand issue - exactly what our capitalist country cherishes. @Mark, your comment as to whether the suspects are here legally - a great example of the generalizations that are polarizing our population and fostering hostility and blame. Pot growers are not nearly as scary as you are.
Mark Mathews August 07, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Government wasting our tax dollars; now THERE is a gargantuan subject! I understand the sentiment, but until it is no longer against the law to produce such items, law enforcement has the sworn duty to go after those scoff laws. Perhaps gong the way of Portugal vis-à-vis drug decriminalization, MIGHT yield better results than the current multibillion dollar war on drugs that we don’t appear to be wining, and as much as I hate thinking of letting a bunch of dopers out of prison, it just might be the lesser of two evils. In the end, just like gun laws, people who want to do pot WILL find a way to do pot.
Mark Mathews August 07, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I don’t think the nation learned anything from prohibition as it relates to the war on drugs…
Mark Mathews August 07, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Veronica, Polarizing is a tired cliché; I will not insult your perceived intelligence by reminding you that this nation has a concrete problem with millions of illegal aliens, many of which you can readily see in the Home Depot parking lot in Napa, and along Admiral Callaghan Blvd in Vallejo. ARE you happy with how much money it is costing businesses and we (I presume you DO pay income tax?) taxpayers for support of illegal aliens in this country? Yes, I AM hostile to illegal aliens! Proud of it! My own mother was an immigrant back in 1944, and she came here LEGALLY. You also do not know me, hence your foolish comment stating you would be more afraid of a pot grower that a honorably retired military veteran and father is pathetic and baseless. Very progressive-sounding.
Veronica August 08, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Mark, my comment was regarding the generalization you made based on names in a news article - not a presumption of knowing you. Your hostilities would be better directed at the individuals who hire undocumented immigrants (hence, the motive to come to this country and wait for work at Home Depot). As a citizen and TAXPAYER, I stay informed based on facts instead of putting blind faith in those who benefit from funneling blame for their political platforms. I come from a family of military veterans, my father included, and I thank you for your service. I also suggest you research facts about how our tax dollars are really being used before making any more pathetic, baseless comments.

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