Release Date: March 29, 2013
Modesto Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
Author: Sergeant Rick Applegate
Indoor Marijuana Grow Shut Down
Agents’ booked Fabian Ballesteros-Mendoza, 25 years-old, of
“This grow was brought to our attention by neighbors who were noticing strange behavior at this house. We conducted a drug investigation into the house and served a search warrant. Fabian said he was brought to this house to tend to the grow. He said he did not know the owners of the house or who he was working for. It appears he may have been working off a debt for being brought into the
This house had the ability to grow four harvests a year which would gross nearly 8 million dollars. The subjects were stealing electricity so they were not paying the large cost of operating an indoor grow.
If anyone has information on this grow house, please contact Agent Jacob Keiser at KeiserJ@ModestoPD.com.
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