On July 1, 2015 the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at three adjoining parcels near Old Forbestown Road and Squaw Flat Road, Forbestown.
During the service of the warrant SEU Deputies located two commercial marijuana growing operations. Although the marijuana growing operations were in close proximity to each other they are not believed to be connected.
Deputies located and detained two suspects at the first site, identified as Donald Yang, 65, Lindsay, CA, and Alice Yang, 62, Lindsay, CA. A total of 185 growing marijuana plants were confiscated from the property. Deputies also located two .22 caliber rifles and $13,000 in cash. Donald and Alice were both booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, and armed in the commission of a felony.
Deputies at the second site located and detained one suspect, identified as David Xiong, 24, South Carolina. A total of 132 marijuana plants were confiscated from the property along with two handguns. Xiong was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, and armed in the commission of a felony.