Calaveras County sheriff's deputies found marijuana, methamphetamine, a gun and brass knuckles during a search of an illegal marijuana grow in Mountain Ranch Tuesday.
One man was arrested and officers found evidence that 100 pounds of processed marijuana had recently been taken from the Jesus Maria Road site.
A news release from the Sheriff's Office said they seized 42.33 pounds of processed marijuana and 3.6 grams of methamphetamine.
Daniel Maples, 52, of Mountain Ranch, was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on charges of illegal marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, failure to register as a sex offender, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of brass knuckles.
The Calaveras Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with knowledge of illegal marijuana operations to call the Sheriff’s Anonymous Marijuana Tip Line at (209) 754-6870