Deputies Bust Illegal Pot Grow in North Highlands

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Photo courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department


A day after police officer busted a large, illegal pot grow in Natomas, Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies hit another in North Highlands.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sergeant Jason Ramos said the grow, along U Street, had about 100 plants – each between 10 and 12 tall and 8 to 10 feet wide.

Two people, Eric Rinehart and Fouliem Pien, were arrested on a number of charges including possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, cultivation of marijuana and stealing electricity.

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Booking photos for Rinehart (left) and Pien. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)

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