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$500k in marijuana seized

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Two men are behind bars— one for stealing a truck, and the other, his roommate, for illegal cultivation of marijuana.

An early morning call for service sent Deputy Darrell Swengel to Road 30 1/2, where a prowler reportedly was heard in the neighborhood, according to Erica Stuart, spokeswoman for Sheriff John Anderson.

Swengel couldn’t find a prowler, but he did see a truck parked near a vacant house. A check on the truck showed it was registered to someone other than the driver. That driver, 32-year-old Brian Ray Wiseman of Madera, claimed he had borrowed it from his roommate.

Swengel detained Wiseman while Deputy Jeff Thomas went to a residence on Avenue 20 1/2 and contacted the registered owner, 33-year old Roy Franklin Blackmon, who said he never gave Wiseman consent to take the truck. That led to the arrest of Wiseman...


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