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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Sunday December 3rd, 2023 :: 06:00 p.m. PST


800 Pound of Marijuana Seized, Mountain Ranch

On November 15, 2023, at approximately 8:00 AM, deputies from the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence located on the 400 block of Lakeview Drive in Mountain Ranch, California. This operation was conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation in the county.
During the search, deputies discovered and seized approximately 800 pounds of marijuana, which is believed to have been cultivated and processed illegally at the location. Additionally, several firearms were seized from the premises, including one shotgun, three semi-automatic handguns, and one rifle.
40-year-old Adam Kovalchik of Mountain Ranch was arrested at the scene and has been charged with illegal marijuana cultivation and marijuana sales.  This case is still under investigation.
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that while cannabis cultivation is legal in California under certain guidelines, it requires compliance with state and local regulations. Illegal cultivation and distribution activities will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted.

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Tuttle Dr
San Andreas, CA 95249

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