The California Department of Fish and Game has identified the man arrested Saturday in an area with thousands of marijuana plants between New Hope Road and the Cosumnes River.
Oscar Javier Palomino Ocegueta, 29, of Vallejo, was booked into Sacramento County Jail, according to Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan. Ocegueta told a warden at the scene that he has been in the United States for 12 years, Hughan said.
Ocegueta had a 12-gauge shotgun when the warden confronted him, so the warden arrested him at gunpoint, Hughan said. The case remains under investigation.
There were as many as a dozen more people growing marijuana, but Fish and Game officials aren’t looking for them because they ran away and are believed to have left the area, Hughan said.
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