A Madera man was arrested Monday after narcotic agents found 100 marijuana plants and 300 roosters at his home, the Madera County Sheriff's Office reported.
After receiving a tip, a Madera County narcotic enforcement team served a search warrant in the Valley Lake Ranchos neighborhood on Del Monte Road in Madera. Agents were met with a sign that read "Police-state free zone" and "No warrant, no entry" as they arrived at the residence, the sheriff's office reported.
Agents found about 100 marijuana plants with a value of $114,000. They also found 300 roosters and hens housed inside a pen with a weighing scale that read "Death row farm."
Jesus Antonio Garcia, 32, who was a previously convicted felon, was booked into Madera County jail. His bail is set at a $500,000.
The property owner is facing fines for violating building codes and agriculture activity codes, the sheriff's office said. Madera County allows its residents to keep only 48 chickens.
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