Solano Sheriff seizes large marijuana grow
Growers hid plants in corn field
The Solano County Sheriff's Office seized and eradicated 3,700 mature marijuana plants on an island in the delta near Rio Vista early Thursday morning.
The investigation that led to the seizure began six weeks ago, immediately after detectives from the Solano County Sheriff's Office's California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, (Cal-MMET) received an alert about the large marijuana grow, officials said.
During their investigation, detectives located the marijuana grow and found it concealed within a corn field on Ryer Island, a large island located within Solano County in the delta north of Rio Vista.
Solano County Sheriff's Office personnel from Cal-MMET, Sheriff's Enforcement Team, (S.E.T.) and a K-9 Deputy entered the corn field early Thursday morning and pulled the 3,700 marijuana plants from the field and removed them from the site.
The number of mature plants collected were estimated to have a street value of $7.4 million, according to the Solano County Sheriff's Office.
No suspects were located at the site of the grow when deputies arrived and no arrests have been made.
An investigation into the grow continues and anyone with information is asked to call the Solano County Sheriff's Office.
The Solano County Sheriff's Office encourages all citizens to stay alert and report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement jurisdiction. Citizens can contact the Solano County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 421-7090 or may choose to remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 644- STOP (7867). Citizens calling Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, according to the sheriff's office.