Men Face 70 Years In Prison For Growing Pot

A Federal Grand Jury issued an indictment Thursday against four Eureka men for growing a lot of pot in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. A search warrant was served August 4th at the home of Arturo and Isidro Alcazar-Tapia, Victor Alvarez-Contreras, and Ricky Huerta. Federal agents allegedly found 33 Pounds of processed Marijuana bud split into One-Pound bags, as well as 6 Thousand Dollars. Over the next two days the agents raided the growing sites the men had allegedly maintained in Trinity County. A garden near Big French Creek yielded nearly 8-Thousand plants and a garden near Hobo Gulch had more than 13-Thousand-600 Plants. Officials say the men did significant damage to the forest. The men each face up to 70 years in prison.