WATERFORD -- A married couple were indicted Thursday on federal drug charges. They're accused of growing nearly 500 marijuana plants on a chicken ranch not far from Waterford High School.
Federal prosecutors said Saelee Fahn Meng and her husband, John Yaohinh Lee, of Waterford, were growing 491 marijuana plants on a 20-acre parcel of farmland, which was about 450 feet from the high school and violated state and federal laws.
Narcotics investigators say they found and seized the marijuana Aug. 28 at the chicken ranch in the 11000 block of Yosemite Boulevard. The investigators said the plants weighed a total of 8,880 pounds could have produced an estimated $1.2 million in sales after harvesting and processing.