Two Killed in Medical Marijuana Growhouse Robbery

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on November 28, 2014 · 0 comments

in Uncategorized

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

A gun battle broke out in Fresno after the robbery of a residential marijuana growing operation.


Police say seven men disguised as officers forced their way into the home around 4 a.m. on August 7. One man in the home was pistol whipped, and the assailants and homeowners exchanged gunfire while children hid in the home.


Two cars left the scene as officers arrived, with one man ending up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. He later died from his injuries, and two other men from the car were taken into custody. Suspects in the other car used a 15-year-old girl as a hostage and human shield during their getaway, leading police on a chase through the city at speeds of 100 miles per hour.


Police say yet another suspect was found near the home shot to death. The home had an estimated 150 plants inside. Investigators have not determined if the homeowners had medical marijuana permits.


Under Prop 215, medical marijuana patients are allowed to purchase marijuana from dispensaries or cooperatives, or they can grow their own. Patients are limited under the law to 8 ounces of dried marijuana, 12 immature plants or 6 adult plants. In Fresno, ordinance 2014-20 prohibits cultivation of medical marijuana in every zoning district. Violators can expect fines of $1,000 per plant.


The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.


Our mission is to provide the best legal representation and counsel to all clients. Every client and every case is important. Call us at 714-542-0500 for a free analysis of your case and/or charges, or contact us at SalCiullaLaw.com.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: