Two charged in Bridgeport pot, weapons bust
Two men, one from Bridgeport and another from Big Sur, are facing charges in connection to an alleged marijuana operation in Mono County, according to a spokesperson for the Mono County Sheriff's Department.
Authorites arrested Jeffrey Greene, 50, of Bridgeport, and Justis Daniels, 43, of Big Sur (Monterey County), on a variety of charges this past week after MONET agents and Mono County deputies recovered 20 pounds of processed marijuana; 225 mature and immature marijuana plants growing inside and outside the residence; and multiple illegal firearms.
Greene and Daniels, according to authorities, were operating a marijuana cultivation facility inside Mr. Greene’s residence in the Bridgeport area.
"Mr. Greene stated he was under his legal rights of his medical marijuana card and as part of an LLC as 'The Farmer' for co-op marijuana stores in Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles," said the spokesperson.
"Mr. Daniels was working under Mr. Greene to maintain the growing operation. Upon investigation, [deputies found that] Mr. Greene’s medical marijuana card had expired and he had no legal documentation showing he was 'The Farmer' for the co-op marijuana stores."
Greene was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and unauthorized cultivation and harvesting.
Daniels was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; unauthorized cultivation and harvesting; possession of assault weapons; and possession of short-barreled rifles.