Two senior citizens were arrested Wednesday after police said they were growing more than 500 very large marijuana plants at a property in Acampo. The plants were valued at $5 million on the street.
Police arrested Va Cam, 60, and Shusen Gan, 72, on suspicion of committing multiple felonies after members of the San Joaquin County METRO Narcotics Task Force raided the 2-acre property in the 4300 block of East Collier Road in Acampo, according to a news relese from the sheriff’s department.
Police said they found more than 500 plants at the back of the property hidden in a corn field. Officers also found a walk-in freezer with 43 starter plants, according to a police reporter. There were several outbuildings that police described as indoor grow houses.
While searching, officers found a .223 assault rifle with a loaded 45-round magazine, as well as a loaded 20-gauge shotgun.
Cam and Shusen were each arrested for five felonies: marijuana cultivation, marijuana sales, possession of a loaded firearm during a felony, possession of an assault weapon and possession of a high capacity magazine.