On August 14th, 2015, members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 100 block of Leandra Way, Berry Creek.
Upon service of the search warrant at the Leandra Way property, Deputies located German Bedoya-Gonzalez (Age 49 of Berry Creek) inside a double wide mobile home. Manuel Horacio Bedoya (Age 33 of Katy, Texas) later arrived at the property.
Next to the mobile home was an indoor marijuana grow and several marijuana plants lined the driveway of the property. Two indoor grow room with marijuana plants were located in the double wide mobile home. Located above the double wide mobile home were two greenhouses filled with marijuana plants. In total 664 marijuana plants were located on the property and eradicated. One firearm was found in the mobile home as well as packaging material consistent with marijuana sales. $30,000.00 in US Currency was located hidden in a bathroom also consistent with marijuana sales.
As Deputies searched the surrounding area, water lines were located coming from the Leandra Way property to a second parcel that contained an additional 70 marijuana plants that were being cared for by a male who fled the area.
Four children were located at the scene and later removed by Child Protective Services.
Manuel Horacio Bedoya was arrested for the cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, armed in the commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition.
German Bedoya-Gonzalez was arrested for the cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and armed in the commission of a felony.