Thursday, Jun 06 2013 11:05 PM

Rosamond man arrested after officers find marijuana plants

A 63-year-old Rosamond man was arrested on June 6 after officers from the Kern Narcotics Enforcement found more than 1200 marijuana plants growing on his property.

According to a news release from the Kern County Sheriff's Office, officers went to the 6300 block of 105th Street West in Rosamond on June 6 to follow up on information that was received regarding a marijuana grow in the area.

Upon arrival at the residence deputies could clearly see and smell the growing marijuana plants on the property. After obtaining a search warrant, deputies conducted a search of the property and residence and found more than 1200 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. Officers also found evidence of marijuana sales and that the homeowner was performing a chemical extraction of the marijuana.

According to the KCSO, the chemical extraction being performed was to produce Honey Oil, which is a concentrated oil filled with the active ingredient in marijuana, THC.

Arrested was John Heinatz who was transported the Kern County Sheriff’s Central Receiving Facility where he was booked for Cultivation of Marijuana, Sales of Marijuana, and Manufacturing an Illegal Substance.

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