On May 6th, 2020, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Merced Police Department DART and GVSU officers responded to a report of a large marijuana grow at 436 W 8th Street.
Officers obtained a search warrant and contacted 18-year-old Angel Valencia. Officers located over 135 plants in the backyard of the residence. The plants were destroyed and Valencia was cited for having a marijuana grow in the city limits.
Valencia was allowed to keep 6 plants to grow inside his residence, in compliance with California State law.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Arias at (209) 388-7765 or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.
The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.