One suspect arrested after an officer discovered more than 150 marijuana plants in a trailer on Wednesday is wanted by the Department of Homeland Security on a warrant out of Montana.
Jesus Pimentel, 22, of Othello, Wash., was one of three men arrested after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the plants in an animal trailer hauled by a truck, during a traffic stop for expired registration along Highway 99 near Harney Lane.
During an investigation, the CHP learned a federal warrant from Montana had been issued for Pimentel’s arrest for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the CHP.
Homeland Security has since place a hold on Pimentel for the federal drug trafficking warrant.
The other men arrested were 25-year-old Jose Reyna and 26-year-old Igmacio Pimentel, both of Othello, Wash.
The three men are currently booked in San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale.