Illegal marijuana grow: Merced County deputies seize 600 lbs of drugs, 77 plants in Winton bust

Deputies arrested Jose Villanueva-Garcia for multiple felony gun charges.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
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The Merced County Sheriff's office enforcement team served several warrants on illegal marijuana grows in Winton on Saturday night.

WINTON, Calif. (KFSN) -- More than 600 pounds of marijuana, 722 marijuana plants and more than a dozen firearms were seized in Merced County.

On Saturday night, the Merced County Sheriff's office enforcement team served several warrants on illegal marijuana grows in Winton.

Deputies arrested Jose Villanueva-Garcia for multiple felony gun charges.

They also seized 15 firearms.