October 12, 2017 4:40 a.m.
A Sacramento, California man was cited on multiple drug charges at a marijuana grow site in the Azalea area on Tuesday.
Operations Sergeant Marty Case of the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team says that morning at about 9:45 a.m. investigators with DINT and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office served a narcotics search warrant at property in the 6500 block of Upper Cow Creek Road. The warrant was granted on probable cause regarding the illegal manufacture, possession and delivery of marijuana.
Sergeant Case says officers found several marijuana grow sites on the property with plants in various stages of growth. Two bedrooms inside a home as well as part of a shop had been converted into drying rooms and a commercial grade vacuum sealer was being used to package finished bud marijuana. Three firearms, various grow equipment and an ATV was seized along with 101 marijuana plants.
20 year old Nathan Cuevas was charged with manufacture, possession and delivery of marijuana for his role in the operation. The man claimed to have lived in Oregon for only two months, and did not have a medical marijuana card.
Sergeant Marty Case says the total value of the marijuana seized is estimated to be between $200,000 and $250,000. Nathan Cuevas was cited and released.