A Mexican national was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison for cultivating marijuana in Sequoia National Forest.
Angel Guerrero Gonzalez, 36, from Guanajuato, Mexico, was found armed with a loaded .22-caliber rifle at a marijuana cultivation site near Deep Canyon in Sequoia National Forest. Guerrero, who was living at the site for one month, said he was hired to care for the plants by an unknown man he met at gas station in Lamont, south of Bakersfield.
Trash, fertilizers and a toxic pesticide banned for use on crops intended for human consumption were found on the site.
Guerrero was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison and ordered to pay $3,470 to cover damages the operation caused.
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