Butte County Deputies Arrest Three in Two Separate Marijuana Grow Operations

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BUTTE COUNTY — Deputies in Butte County were busy on Tuesday breaking up two separate large-scale marijuana grows.

Deputies served a search warrant at a residence on Summit Avenue in Oroville on Tuesday. Deputies arrested Yong Chen, 43, and Vivian Huang, 40, both of Los Angeles.

Investigators say Chen and Huang were involved in a marijuana operation. Investigators found 683 marijuana plants on the property. All of them were destroyed.

Chen and Huang were both arrested on charges of felony cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and maintaining a residence where drugs are made. Each had a bail of $125,000.

Deputies served a separate search warrant on Gold View Court in Oroville. Deputies detained Pau Cun Liu, 48, of Sacramento. A second person, identified as Nhat Sang Vong, 46, also of Sacramento, fled from deputies.

Investigators say that Liu and Vong were involved in a marijuana growing operation. A total of 795 marijuana plants were found in a green house and in several indoor grows. The plants were destroyed.

Liu was arrested on charges of felony cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and maintaining a residence where drugs are made. Liu’s bail was set at $175,00. A felony warrant for Vong will be sought for the same charges.