As deputies pulled up to the pickup truck they saw the person flee on foot. Deputies heard movement in the brush and located a 17-year-old male, believed to be the occupant of the pickup truck, lying under the bushes. A loaded .45 caliber pistol with an extra loaded magazine was on the ground near him.
Deputies located approximately two pounds of marijuana inside the pickup truck that was being trimmed for processing purposes.
The marijuana garden consisted of 45 budded plants. The garden was eradicated by deputies and the 17-year-old was transported to the Mendocino County juvenile hall where he was booked for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and for being armed in commission of felony
The investigation into the presence of the marijuana garden is ongoing and anyone with information can contact deputy Jason Cox at 707-459-7833.