DEA Raids in Nevada County

September 13, 2007

Nevada County Sheriff\'s Office, Yuba Net

Yesterday, September 13, 2007, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed three search warrants for the illegal cultivation and sale of marijuana in the Big Oak Valley area.

The DEA was assisted by narcotic's agents from the Nevada County Sheriff's Narcotic's Task Force (NTF).

The first search warrant took place on the 21000 block of Greenview Ct. The 49 year-old property owner, Michael Edward Lombardo, Jr. had valid Prop 215 "medical" marijuana recommendation, yet Prop 215 is not recognized under federal law.

Mr. Lombardo was arrested and booked on federal marijuana cultivation charges. 100 marijuana plants were seized.

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