Crime

October 8, 2013

Hughson raid yields drugs, weapons, two arrests

Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies, responding to neighbors’ complaints about smell and traffic, raided a home in Hughson Tuesday morning, seizing drugs and weapons and making two arrests.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies, responding to neighbors’ complaints about smell and traffic, raided a home in Hughson Tuesday morning, seizing drugs and weapons and making two arrests.

According to authorities, deputies assigned to Hughson Police Services served a search warrant at 8 a.m. at the home in the 2200 block of First Street. Deputies seized 49 mature marijuana plants, processed and dried marijuana, and concentrated cannabis.

The grow was located in the rear of the residence where the occupants had built a tall wall around it, believed to be an attempt to conceal it. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $200,000.

Deputies also seized four weapons, including an SKS assault rifle.

Deputies arrested Ignacio Oseguera, 72, and Elizabeth Verver-Valdovinos, 65, both of Hughson, on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis, and child endangerment. Authorities said the two have a teenage daughter who was not home during the search warrant. They contacted Child Protective Services to help place the girl with family members.

The Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency continues to investigate.

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