Two people arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation

2013-04-25T17:49:00Z 2013-04-25T18:51:45Z Two people arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivationStaff report Napa Valley Register
April 25, 2013 5:49 pm  • 

A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday at a house on Condor Court in American Canyon after Napa Special Investigations Bureau agents found 843 marijuana plants growing inside the residence, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

NSIB agents and American Canyon Police officers found an “extensive, hydroponic marijuana cultivation processing center” during a search warrant executed at about 7:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said. The suspects — Gordon Don Mui, 46, and Caizhu Xu, both of San Francisco — allegedly had performed an electric bypass to avoid detection and utility charges, she said. This type of marijuana cultivation requires an “extreme” amount of power for dozens of lights and a continuously operating ventilation system, she said.

Agents found 843, 2-inch-tall marijuana plants and more than $1,500  from suspected marijuana sales, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mui and Xu were booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale and theft of utility services, Stuart said.

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(6) Comments

  1. Mortimer_Snerd
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    Mortimer_Snerd - April 25, 2013 7:30 pm
    Why are we still arresting people for growing pot?

    I get that they stole electricity, and that's not good. But I thought the voters passed a law that said we could grow. The police shouldn't be wasting their time on this, maybe it's time to cut their budget.
  2. chunk215
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    chunk215 - April 26, 2013 8:41 am
    Agreed Mortimer
  3. WYN007
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    WYN007 - April 26, 2013 8:44 am
    I am very happy that local law enforcement and NSIB take time you shut down these cultivations, my pal who works at Fish and Game as a warden he sees way worse real life experiences, were the cultivations kills all animals around The poisons this cultivators use kill everything. I love CA and Napa with its beauty, there is no way I can be swayed by your lifestyles to see anything good come of what and why the way you do what you do.
    Please Stop, and Stop lying about why you need to smoke dope, its not healthy.
  4. Esiuol
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    Esiuol - April 26, 2013 9:08 am
    With a medical card, you can grow a few plants for PERSONAL use. Not 843 to sell illegally.
  5. dryCPA
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    dryCPA - April 26, 2013 10:07 am
    Hey Mortimer,

    Want to buy a bridge? Really cheap.
  6. allsvns
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    allsvns - April 26, 2013 11:29 pm
    Marijuana is a gateway drug. Causes mental problems. Bad for the lungs. Creates crime. Promoted laziness. Schedule one csa narcotic. Outlaw marijuana completely now!!!
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