Large-scale pot operation busted in Goshen

The Fresno BeeJune 11, 2014 

Nearly 300 marijuana plants and 72 pounds of processed marijuana were taken from a home in Goshen on Monday while Tulare County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant.

Detectives found a large marijuana cultivation site that included indoor and outdoor gardens and five guns in the 4700 block of Road 308. There was also a large THC extraction lab on the site. The value of the marijuana was estimated to be more than $1 million.

Detectives arrested Gage McQueen, 22, of Goshen, and Emidio Arriola, 45, from Mexico who was a previously deported felon. They were both jailed on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and sale, manufacturing drugs and weapons charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's department at (559) 713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or

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