On May 2, 2019, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at five separate locations on Wildwood Road south of Highway 46. As a result, deputies located several large marijuana grows on a 78-acre property.
A total of 11,395 marijuana plants were seized. A further search of the property revealed four firearms, two shotguns and two rifles.
Press Release : KCSO
Deputies arrested Jose Luis Naranjo Soto age 36, and Marcelo Flores age 52, at the property for various charges to include conspiracy to maintain a residence to sell narcotics, as well as cultivation of marijuana.
The search warrants were served with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, along with Cal-MMET, HIDTA, KernCATT and Kern County Code Compliance.