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September 13, 2011 > Marijuana cultivation arrest

Marijuana cultivation arrest

Submitted By Lt. Steven Petrakovitz, Milpitas PD

On September 8, 2011, Milpitas Police Department Special Investigations Unit Detectives, with assistance from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department Special Operations Unit, conducted a parole search in the 2400 block of Calaveras Road in Milpitas. The search revealed an active illegal marijuana cultivation operation. A total of 192 marijuana plants were recovered with a street value of approximately $576,000.

During the search, Milpitas resident Joel Puentes was arrested on felony marijuana cultivation charges and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime tip.asp

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