On Oct. 4, investigators with the Kern County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and California Department of Fish and Wildlife executed search search warrants in the Mojave and Rosamond area involving the illegal cultivation of marijuana. Investigators seized the following items of evidence:
- 4,885 marijuana plants.
- 561 lbs of processed marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,546,000
- $4,949 in currency.
- A stolen .357 magnum revolver.
60-year-old Artemio Lepiz of Mojave, 25-year-old Clark Lepiz of Mojave, 26-year-old Hamlet Abrahamyan of Rosamond, and 48-year-old Fidel Torres of Rosamond were arrested for illegal cultivation of marijuana. All suspects are pending court proceedings.