Crime

Nipomo home stashed cash for drug ring, DEA says

A Nipomo residence was being used as a stash house for cash for a marijuana-growing ring based in San Joaquin County, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Six people have been arrested on federal drug charges as the result of an investigation that turned up 2,000 marijuana plants, four guns, four expensive vehicles, two boats, and about $1.5 million, according to the DEA.

Those arrested were Lonnie Terrell, 26, Anthony Montano, 28, Nicholas Roman, 26, Ruth Jimenez, 23, and Jeremy Terrell, 21, all of Tracy; and Alex Lindberg, 23, of Stockton.

The operation consisted of five alleged grow sites at residences in Manteca, Tracy and Stockton. A Nipomo home on Cardo Way allegedly was linked to Terrell, said Casey McEnry, a DEA special agent. Investigators allegedly discovered $400,000 buried on the property.

Read more about the drug ring at the Stockton Record.

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