Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects Thursday after an investigation led to an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in Colfax. During the course of the investigation, two separate residences were searched and more than 200 marijuana plants were seized in an indoor, hydroponic-grow setup.
On Monday deputies searched a rental home on Pinecroft Road near the City of Colfax and discovered 124 marijuana plants in various stages of growth inside and outside the residence. Information obtained at the first house led them to a second house on Catskill Drive, about six miles away. An elaborate indoor marijuana grow was located in this rental house and deputies seized an additional 83 mature marijuana plants.
Information obtained at both houses led to the arrest of Joel Jauregui, 27, and Yulian Huang, 25, both of Colfax. Both were found and arrested in Colfax on August 4 for the illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. They were booked into the Placer County Jail in Auburn. Bail for the pair was set at $10,000.