Located on the property were 4,068 growing marijuana plants being grown indoors in a storage container, in greenhouses and in outdoor gardens. Victor Padilla, age 24, from Santa Rosa, CA, was found on the property in possession of a loaded .45 pistol and a .22 caliber rifle. Jose Javalera-Navarrette, age 32, of Santa Rosa was also found on the property. A third firearm was located in the residence along with approximately $3,500.
While officers were serving the search warrant, Rafael Moreno, age 58, of Santa Rosa; Victor Siqueiros, age 36, no address available; and Jose Ramirez-Lopez, age 32, no address available, drove onto the property. Lopez was found in possession of $1,400. Through investigative leads these three subjects were determined to have ties to the marijuana operation.
When officers were leaving the property, Efren Guzman, age 34, of Rodeo, CA, and Febronio Sanchez-Perez, age 28, of Santa Rosa, were located in a vehicle that was experiencing mechanical problems on Bell Springs Road. Located in the vehicle were 312 marijuana plants in grow-trays. Through investigative leads these two subjects were determined to also have ties to the marijuana operation on Blue Rock Road. Guzman was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and $3,375.
Based on this investigation, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) served a search warrant at 1005 Temple Ave., Santa Rosa. They located 64 marijuana plants, approximately two ounces of methamphetamine, a handgun and approximately $3,600.
All subjects were arrested and booked into the Mendocino County jail.