133 plants confiscated in pot bust | SierraSun.com

133 plants confiscated in pot bust

Truckee police officers confiscated 133 marijuana plants at a home in Prosser Lakeview early Friday morning, and arrested a man on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

Officers arrested 29-year-old Eric Peterson after serving a search warrant on the home in the 10500 block of Iris Road.

Police were tipped off to the reported growing operation while visiting the home to notify one of the residents about a death in the family.

“The two officers that made the death notice smelled an overwhelming smell of [marijuana],” said Sgt. Dan Johnston of the Truckee Police Department.

Johnston reported that one bedroom had been converted into a “sophisticated marijuana cultivation operation with grow lights, exhaust fans and starter plants, and numerous marijuana plants were located in buckets spread around the room.”

Two closets in the home had been set up for drying marijuana, according to reports. Plants were recovered in various stages of the drying process and small bags of processed marijuana were found throughout the house, they said.

The other resident of the home was unavailable for questioning at the time of Peterson’s arrest.

“His roommate is out of town because of a death in the family,” Johnston said. Officers left a message for the roommate to contact them when he returns to Truckee.

Peterson was booked into the Nevada County Jail and his bail was set at $10,000.

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