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Butte County shooting leads investigators to illegal marijuana garden

11/29/2013 3:50 PM

11/29/2013 3:50 PM

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thanksgiving Day shooting that led to discovery of an illegal marijuana garden.

About 1:20 p.m. Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a gunshot victim was being transported to a hospital by a relative. The caller told authorities that the victim had been shot in the face and that the shooting had occurred at an unknown address on Long Point Road in Feather Falls, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

As deputies were responding to the area, they found the victim, who was parked on Lumpkin Road near Forbestown Road. Medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

When deputies arrived at the residence on Long Point Road, the suspect, who has not been identified, fled into a heavily wooded area. Deputies, assisted by the Butte County sheriff’s helicopter, searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

During the search for the suspect, deputies discovered a large illegal marijuana garden on the property, authorities said. The Butte County sheriff’s Special Enforcement Unit arrived and took over that part of the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 538-7321.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof

Cathy Locke

Andy Furillo
Superior Court

Denny Walsh
Federal Court

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