Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11359 H&S [Possession of Marijuana for Sale] 11358 H&S [Marijuana Cultivation]
Report Number:
2014-19671    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11359 H&S [Possession of Marijuana for Sale] 11358 H&S [Marijuana Cultivation]
Location:
7000 block of Homestead Lane Piercy, Ca
When: Date: 07-29-2014 Time: 10:30 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Calixto Fortunato Canastuj-Garcia 48 Sacramento, Ca
Suspect #2: Jaime Hernadnez 35 Sacramento, Ca
         
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 07-24-2014 the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team (COMMET) was assisting the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force (MMCTF) with the service of several drug related search warrants in the northern portion of Mendocino County.

On 07-24-2014 at 10:30 AM COMMET personnel responded to a piece of property in the 7000 block of Homestead Lane in Piercy, California with the assistance from Game Wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Upon arriving at the search warrant location COMMET personnel contacted Calixto Fortunato Canastuj-Garcia and Jaime Hernandez who were both working in 1 of 2 marijuana gardens.

During investigations COMMET personnel located a total of 180 outdoor growing marijuana plants that ranged in height from 3 to 8 feet tall.

Approximately 300 pounds of shake marijuana, along with packaging materials were located in a residence on the property.

Canastuj-Garcia and Hernandez were booked into the Mendocino County Jail for charges of marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale. Both were to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten