Butte County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested three people at two separate marijuana-growing operations.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit found the pot-growing operations near Old Forbestown Road and Squaw Flat Road in Forbestown.
At the first site, deputies arrested Donald Yang, 65, and Alice Yang, 62, both of Lindsay. A total of 185 growing marijuana plants were confiscated. Deputies also found two .22-caliber rifles and $13,000 in cash.
Deputies at the second site arrested David Xiong, 24, of South Carolina. A total of 132 marijuana plants were confiscated, along with two handguns.
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All three were arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale and being armed in the commission of a felony.