On November 19, 2008, at approximately 7:10 a.m., members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF), and the California Department of Justice (CA/DOJ), Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) executed a search warrant at 1890 Farris Road, Gridley, California (CA).

On November 19, 2008, at approximately 7:10 a.m., members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF), and the California Department of Justice (CA/DOJ), Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) executed a search warrant at 1890 Farris Road, Gridley, California (CA).

Found as a result of the search warrant was approximately 18,949.65 grams (41.55 pounds) of marijuana packaged for sales, packaging materials, scales, pay-owe records, and $8,155 in United States currency.  There was also a loaded 12 gauge shotgun found on the property and one hundred and five (105) growing marijuana plants.  Agents located two adult subjects in the residence and a one (1) month old infant.  The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $379,000.

Arrested as a result of the search warrant were:

Josh Lance COOPER, age 30, of Gridley, CA, for possession for sales of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, maintaining a place where controlled substances are used/stored, armed in the commission of felony, ex-felon in possession of firearm, and child endangerment.  Bail was set at $195,000.

Myla Grace CASEBEER, age 26, of Gridley, CA., for child endangerment and possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.  Bail was set at $55,000.

The investigation into the illegal distribution of drugs from this residence is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

Persons suspecting their friends, associates, or family members are using or selling controlled substances, are encouraged to call the BINTF-N tip line, in Chico, at 891-3268 or the BINTF-S Secret Witness line in Oroville, at 538-3784.  More information on methamphetamine abuse can be found on the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Website at 2stopmeth.org.