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Investigation of Shingle Springs dispensary leads to marijuana bust

Three men have been arrested and 900 marijuana plants confiscated after an investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

The five-month investigation of the Highlands Health and Wellness dispensary in Shingle Springs centered on tax evasion, money laundering, conspiracy and commercial distribution of marijuana for profit, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

The Sheriff’s Office served search warrants Wednesday at eight locations in El Dorado and Sacramento counties. After warrants were served with the help of many law enforcement agencies, Jeremy Mills, David Mills and Mark Mills were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

The search turned up 900 marijuana plants, three firearms, thousands in cash and concentrated cannabis worth more than $2 million on the street, according to the press release.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews