$2.5M in marijuana found in El Dorado Hills home
CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (KCRA) —Two people were arrested after more than $2 million worth of marijuana, in addition to nearly $500,000 in cash, was found in an El Dorado Hills home, police said Wednesday.
Citrus Heights resident Jeremy Zahn, 31, and Lindsey Loya, 23, of Laverne, Calif., were taken into custody on April 9 after investigators served a search warrant at an El Dorado Hills home, according to officers.
The Citrus Heights Police Department said they stopped Zahn while he was driving a vehicle on the 8300 block of Oak Avenue as part of an ongoing investigation.
Detectives said they found about 48 pounds of vacuum-sealed, processed marijuana that was packed for sale and in boxes in the back seat of Zahn's vehicle.
Zahn was arrested and taken to the Sacramento County Jail.
An investigation led officers to serve a search warrant at a home that was associated with Zahn in El Dorado Hills.
During the search, about 810 pounds of additional marijuana was found, with a large portion concealed behind fake walls, according to officers.
Police said two large safes were in the garage, which contained $464,850, more marijuana, seven firearms, ammunition and high-capacity magazines. Three of the firearms were stolen, officers said.
The weight of the seized marijuana totaled 858 pounds with a street value of about $2.5 million.
Zahn was arrested for the transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and violation of release conditions, police said.
Loya was taken into custody in Los Angeles County on Sacramento County warrants in connection with the incident for transportation of marijuana and possession for sales of marijuana.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Citrus Heights Police Department at 916-727-5500.