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Pot grow busted near Chowchilla

A Madera County man faces gun and drug charges after being arrested for his reported work in a marijuana operation.

Deputies, along with Madera County District Attorney Investigators, were sent to the 19000 Block of Avenue 23 in Chowchilla, to serve a search warrant Thursday, according to Cmdr. Bill Ward of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Their search reportedly turned up a sizable marijuana farm.

“Over 3,700 marijuana plants were seized from the outdoor cultivation,” Ward said.

Along with the marijuana, deputies and investigators are also reported to have found four firearms at the home...


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