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May 27, 2014 > Major Crimes Task Force seizes over 600 marijuana plants and two guns

Major Crimes Task Force seizes over 600 marijuana plants and two guns

Submitted By Cmdr. Michael Carroll, Newark PD

On May 22, 2014, The Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) executed three search warrants in regards to a large Marijuana grow operations. The search warrants resulted in three arrests with the seizure of 642 Marijuana plants, one loaded shotgun and one loaded pistol along with several high-capacity magazines.

Two of the locations were in Newark and the third was in Fremont. The two locations in Newark were at the 6000 block of Marguerite Drive and the 5000 block of Robertson Drive. The third location was at the 33000 block Lake Lanier Place, Fremont.

Among the items seized from the Newark locations were 343 Marijuana plants; 1 pound of processed Marijuana; a loaded 12-gauge shotgun; a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun, a 10 round magazine, a 17 round magazine and a 30 round magazine; 12 gauge and 9mm ammunition; and US currency.

Items seized from the Fremont location were 299 Marijuana plants; 2 pounds of processed Marijuana; and 40 pounds of cut/drying Marijuana.

Arrested at the Marguerite Drive location was Jarrod Ryan Hardin of Newark. Hardin was booked for cultivation, sales of marijuana, grand theft of utility power, armed in the commission of a felony, possession of large capacity magazines.

Arrested at the Lake Lanier Place in Fremont were Patrick Francis Alexander of Sacramento and Antonio M. Rodriguez, Fremont, transient. Both were booked for cultivation, sales of Marijuana and grand theft of utility power.

All three suspects arrested during this investigation are currently in custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

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