Man arrested in connection with marijuana fields where bodies were found

2011-07-08T11:32:00Z 2011-07-19T09:15:16Z Man arrested in connection with marijuana fields where bodies were foundRegister staff Napa Valley Register
July 08, 2011 11:32 am  • 

A man was arrested Thursday in Mendocino County, according to the Napa Sheriff’s County Department, in connection with the marijuana fields west of Rutherford where drug agents recently found the bodies of two unidentified men.

Carlos Guerrero, 45, of Booneville, was arrested at his residence in Mendocino County, Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart.

He was booked at 9 p.m. into the Napa County Jail on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance, cultivation of marijuana, and being a felon in possession of firearms, she said.

Last week, drug agents found the bodies of two men in the suspected marijuana growing operation west of Rutherford, Stuart said Thursday. Drug agents also found 3,000 immature marijuana plants, police said.

The Sheriff’s Department has not disclosed how the two men were killed.

Guerrero was not booked in connection with the killings, according to the jail logs.

The marijuana plants have been pulled, Stuart said.

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  1. backinnapa
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    backinnapa - July 08, 2011 2:23 pm
    Just legalize it and the criminal enterprise vanishes. Alcohol kills more people per year blah, blah, blah....
  2. JJtoob
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    JJtoob - July 08, 2011 2:42 pm
    Just live through the pain or whatever pushes you to run to a drug and the criminal enterprise vanishes.

    That would take care of all other mood altering drugs like alcohol. I mean, seriously, why can't people live drug-free? Now days it's almost "cool" to be on something...
  3. notanapkinanymore
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    notanapkinanymore - July 08, 2011 4:34 pm
    Marijuana won't be legal because it's direct competition with the pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceuticals is the most profitable industry in the U.S. Even though pharmaceuticals kill over 100,000 people a year they are legal because of the mass profits. Marijuana's medicinal benefits are so great but competition to the pharmaceuticals. Marijuana has never killed a person in thousands of years. Did you know that Bayer made heroin? Yeah.
  4. winamarie1062
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    winamarie1062 - July 08, 2011 7:57 pm
    notanapkinanymore said: "Marijuana won't be legal because it's direct competition with the pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceuticals is the most profitable industry in the U.S. Even though pharmaceuticals kill over 100,000 people a year they are legal because of the mass profits. Marijuana's medicinal benefits are so great but competition to the pharmaceuticals. Marijuana has never killed a person in thousands of years. Did you know that Bayer made heroin? Yeah. "

    Right on!!!!! I didn't know about the Bayer, wow. People who disagree with the medicinal use of MJ, are obviously blessed enough to never have had to watch a family or friend die of cancer, or other illness. If they were going through something like that themselves, they would want all options available, I am sure!!!!! Why so quick to judge MJ but accept and glorify alcohol? Alcohol is a much more destructive substance, in a million ways. Not even getting into the unlimited uses for hemp products.
  5. Grape
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    Grape - July 08, 2011 8:49 pm
    Legalizing weed would not stop the drug cartel. They would continue to grow their product and sell it and it would sell because their price would end up being cheaper than the government's due to all the taxes a person would have to pay. So that means that these criminals will still continue to plant their pot on properties they do not own and continue to kill in order to do it!
  6. Tiredofcomplainingnapkins
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    Tiredofcomplainingnapkins - July 09, 2011 12:51 pm
    TO grape,

    I respectfully disagree with you. If it was legalized then the price would plummet, A gram of weed goes for about 15 to 20 dollars, if legalized you could probably get an ounce for 15 to 20 dollars, their profit marging would be destroyed, people wouldn't smoke an ounce a day but a gram a day they would, their customer base is gone. Not to mention if it was legal people would grow indoor marijuana which is much better quality than outdoor weed. People can brew their own beer at home, yet not many people do, Why? Because anyone can go to the store and buy a quality product at the cheapeset price because production is done on a mass scale. What would someone rather do, buy some outdoor bud with no guarantee of quality off someone on the street, or buy a guaranteed best product in a store for the best price? Also you need to take into account how many people would grow it and just give it away to friends and family or sell it to them for much cheaper than street price.
  7. shareathought
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    shareathought - July 10, 2011 10:44 pm
    Headline:

    Man arrested in connection with marijuana fields where bodies were found

    Within the last lines:

    Guerrero was not booked in connection with the killings, according to the jail logs...

    If there is a connection, what the heck is it???
    (and if there isn't a connection then why was the word used both in the headlines, first sentance and then again, at the end of the article?)
  8. napadad
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    napadad - July 14, 2011 6:25 pm
    It would take nation wide legalization and production. legalizing weed in CA would create the same thing that it did in humboldt and other places its grown somewhat legally. outside criminal gangs and just plain criminals coming here from all over so they could grow and then transport the crop elsewhere for sale. And a bi increase in robberies and other violent crime associated with the readily available high quality weed.
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