Jury Finds Man Not Guilty On All Charges After May Arrest For Illegal Cannabis Cultivation

A Hayfork man has been acquitted of charges filed in May of last year after a two-day operation to take out illegally grown Cannabis by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies. Numerous search warrants on private property resulted in the destruction of more than 16,000 growing plants and 7,500 pounds of processed bud, as well as the seizure of almost $65,000 and 25 guns. Many people were detained, interviewed and released. At the property of Nhia Yang, the team said they met with resistance and encountered five dogs described as “aggressive”. When deputies tried to take Yang into custody, they said one of the dogs tried to attack them and was shot. The dog later died. Yang was the only arrest made during the operation. He was found not guilty of all charges by a Trinity County jury last week.

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