◼ Identity theft investigation nets 87 pounds of marijuana
Ten men -- including nine Mexican nationals -- were arrested in Eureka Tuesday afternoon when an identity theft case led detectives to a marijuana grow, officials said.... All subjects were detained in handcuffs and a search warrant was soon written and served. Police seized six pounds of processed marijuana and 87 pounds of dried marijuana during the search, according to the press release. Nine of the men were from Mexico: Nicolas Quintero, 34; Jairo Noel Martinez-Hernandez, 21; Rey David Valenzuela, 36; Luis Fernando Martinez, 22; Fidel Alvarez Quintero, 29; Christian Ramon Cazares, 21; Filberto Lopez-Vasquez, 25; Jose Florencio Amador-Torres, 32; and Nestor Edwin Ruiz-Tamayo, 28. The tenth is Daniel Albert Anaya, 45, of Arizona.
Immigration holds have been placed on the nine Mexican citizens, according to the release.