A Bridgeport pot farmer who said he was cultivating for co-op marijuana stores in Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles was arrested last week, and his crop seized.
Jeffrey Greene, 50, told agents of the Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team that he was growing the marijuana legally as part of a corporation. He said his medical marijuana card gave him the right to grow the 225 mature and young plants found at his Bridgeport home.
Greene also had 20 pounds of processed marijuana, according to Mono County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Jennifer Hansen.
The plants were growing both inside and outside of Greene’s home.
His home was searched as part of a continuing investigation by the drug team and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Hansen, Greene’s medical marijuana card was expired and he had no legal documentation that he was growing for the co-op stores.
Greene and his helper, Justis Daniels, 43, of Big Sur, Calif., were taken into custody. They have since been released.
Both men face charges of possession of marijuana for sale and unauthorized cultivation and harvesting of the drug.
Daniels also faces charges of possession of assault weapons, and a short-barreled rifle.
All charges are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.