Eight Arrested During Marijuana Raids in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

This is a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

TCSOIn the month of July the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, US Forest Service and CAMP conducted Marijuana Cultivation raid and eradication operations in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Eight arrests were made, a total of 60,191 marijuana plants were eradicated, 1 stolen firearm was recovered, over 2 tons of fertilizer and 2 tons of trash were removed from numerous different sites. Seven of the eight arrested subjects were Mexican nationals and one was a US Citizen. Biologists were brought to several of the sites to document the extensive damage to the environment.

  • Secundo Esquibel (08/08/1951),
  • Antonio Rosales Gomez (01/02/1988),
  • Jose Alvarez (40/20/1975),
  • Moises Torres (01/20/1985),
  • Oscar Herrera-Gonzalez (06/26/1986),
  • Manuel Marzial (01/17/1993)
  • Juan Munoz Herrera (01/13/1971)
  • Pedro Contreras (07/25/1985)



Agencies Involved:

  • Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
  • United States Forest Service
  • CAMP


  • 07/23/2015


  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Update 3:23 p.m.: Photos from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office:

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Pedros Contreras

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Juan Munoz Herrera

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Secundo Esquibel

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Antonio Roasales Gomez

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Oscar Herrera-Gonzalez

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Manual Marzial

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Moises Torres

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Jose Alvarez









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  • Great now we don’t even attract US citizens here .everyone’s here to exploit the environment.greed is an ugly Thing that’s for sure

  • Sounds like a straight Mexi growing operation by looking at the names,..cartel perhaps?

    • Looks like it, last big bust had workers who had been trafficked, literally kidnapped in mexico and dumped in forest to grow under threat to themselves and family back home.
      Hey enviros here’s the real problem!!!!!
      To the first commenter, this has been going on for quite a while now all over Pac NW. Eastern Washington has tons of cartel grows. The biggest busts have been public land cartel grows that make island mtn look like nothing. The workers at cartel grows are usually armed and ready to shoot so props to trinity county for havin the balls to go after the real criminals rather than rolling in and pointing guns at families while taking all their items of value.

  • Pretty pathetic grow. Those are the smallest plants I’ve seen outside a sea of green or spring light dep

  • juess su [editado] madre…..

  • All the more reason to make it legal to grow one’s own for personal consumption under controlled surroundings.TAKE AWAY THE MONEY FACTOR!!! SAVE THE ECOLOGY!!

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