CLEARLAKE – A Clearlake man has been arrested for operating what police officials say was a commercial marijuana growing operation.
Lt. Mike Hermann of the Clearlake Police reported that Tuesday morning a city employee reported to police that he smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from a residence in the area of the 14500 block of Emory Avenue.
Clearlake Police officers responded, according to Hermann, and confirmed the odor was coming from a residence which had all of its windows completely covered. Officers determined that marijuana was being cultivated inside the residence, which they secured.
Police called in Lake County Narcotic Task Force agents and obtained a search warrant for the location, Hermann reported.
Inside, police and LCNTF agents found more than 150 marijuana plants. When the property owner – 44-year-old Martin Stull – showed up at the scene, Hermann said he was arrested for marijuana cultivation.
Stull was taken to the Lake County Jail and booked, Hermann said.
Hermann reported that LCNTF agents remained on scene for several hours as they processed and collected evidence.
The investigation, Hermann said, is ongoing.
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