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Marijuana stash found in EDH home

By From page A1 | April 30, 2014

Law enforcement officers who arrested two subjects and executed a search warrant at an El Dorado Hills home reportedly found about 858 pounds of marijuana and weapons, including stolen guns.

At around 4 p.m. on April 9, Citrus Heights Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Post-Release Community Supervision team conducted a traffic stop in the 8300 block of Oak Avenue, according to a police department press release, pulling over Jeremy Zahn, 31, of Citrus Heights, a subject known to be on PRCS. The stop was the result of an ongoing investigation by the SIU/PRCS team.

Approximately 48 pounds of vacuum sealed, processed marijuana was located in the back seat of Zahn’s vehicle — packaged for sales, the press release states. He was arrested and charged with transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales and violation of his PRCS condition. He was booked at the Sacramento County Jail.

Officers obtained a search warrant for an El Dorado Hills residence thought to be associated with Zahn. An additional 810 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found at the Shoreline Pointe home, with a substantial amount found behind a hidden wall. In the garage, two large safes were found to contain a total of $464,850 in cash. Additional marijuana, seven firearms, ammunition and high-capacity magazines were also found in the safes. The firearms consisted of semi-automatic handguns, a semi-automatic rifle and illegal assault rifles. Three of the firearms were found to be stolen.

The 858 pounds of marijuana have a street value of approximately $2.5 million.

During the investigation, Lindsay Loya, 23, of Laverne was arrested in Los Angeles County and charged with transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sales. She was also arrested on warrants from Sacramento County.

This investigation was initiated by the Citrus Heights Police Department’s SIU/PRCS enforcement team, a multi-agency team consisting of a Citrus Heights police sergeant and detectives, a detective from the Folsom Police Department and a full-time assigned probation officer from the Sacramento County Probation Department. The investigation is ongoing and CHPD has partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Sgt. Wheaton of the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500.

Cole Mayer

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