The Merced County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team was busy this week serving five search warrants throughout the Dos Palos, Livingston, and Merced areas of the County.

During the search warrants, the Marijuana Enforcement Team eradicated 6,102 marijuana plants, and seized over 10 pounds of finished product, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Facebook post.

Sheriff Vern Warnke wants to remind everyone that the Merced County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing the cultivation laws regarding marijuana that the county has put in place starting in 2018. All outdoor marijuana grows are illegal and will be dealt with immediately and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Additionally, you are only allowed to grow 6 plants indoors. If you would like more information regarding the cultivation of marijuana in Merced County please refer to the Merced County Codes here: