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Monthlong Narcotics Investigation Ends With 3 Arrests

Authorities found 120 high-grade marijuana plants, five pounds of high-grade marijuana, a firearm and $17,800 in cash at 312 Feghali Road.

After a monthlong narcotics investigation, San Diego County sheriff's detectives from the Ramona Substation arrested three residents on marijuana charges at 312 Feghali Road early Friday morning, the department said.

Due to a steel security screen, steel gates and aggressive dog at the home, the detectives received assistance from the SWAT Team during their search warrant at 6 a.m., said a news release.

The Sheriff's Department said the investigation and subsequent search of the residence revealed an indoor marijuana grow, with about 120 high-grade marijuana plants and 5 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of $15,000.

Authorities said a firearm and $17,800 in cash were also found at the home.

Deputies arrested Joshua Bennett Day, 27; Justin Andrew Lambert, 29; and Doug Michael Politte, 27.

All three were being held on $20,000 or $25,000 bail and were scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in El Cajon Superior Court.

The department said they were booked for a variety of charges, including:

  • marijuana cultivation
  • possession of marijuana for sale
  • possession of a dangerous weapon
Sandi Simon February 25, 2013 at 03:58 AM
These people were my neighbors and regardless of what I think of marihuana it's the law still and I for one with 3 young children are glad that this happened .. They may very well be ok people but sometimes the people that come around for that stuff are far worse and subsequent things happen. I for one am thankful and rest more peaceful knowing they are gone. I had one interaction with them and they were not pleasant people. Do I believe MJ is bad .. No not always but bad in the wrong hands of bad people yes!
Elizabeth February 26, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Oh you mean when u ran one of them off the road in your escalade going 50mph on a dirt road? Yeah that was very unpleasant. You cussed him out while he stood there bleeding. You'll probably go to hell for that. Also u should stop letting your children drive motorized machinery with no helmets on. Your oldest one looks 12, hardly old enuf to control a lifted golf cart with her younger siblings in it at high speeds.
Elizabeth February 26, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Actually It was a 65 year old billy club that was passed down from one of the guys grandfathers who was a police office in Colorado. Oh and they have the documents to prove it.
C.C. Langley February 26, 2013 at 08:36 PM
shows you just how stupid this country is, if he would have had a arsenal of semi-automatic weapons he would have laws protecting him. When is the last time you read a headline"Pot smoker kills ex-wife or Person high on pot goes on a killing spree"? As for as not paying taxes, legalize it and start collecting your taxes.
C.C. Langley February 26, 2013 at 08:39 PM
What I meant to say is, if you want to protect me, get the guns off the street, not the pot.

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