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Chron's Stienstra arrested for weed in Weed

Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra, 55, his wife were arrested for investigation of possessing marijuana for sale and released March 26 on $75,000 bail after sheriff’s deputies found a large marijuana growing operation in his barn in the town of Weed, according to the AP and the Sacramento Bee.

Officers seized 31 mature marijuana plants and 21 immature plants, 11 pounds of dried marijuana, packaging materials and scales from a barn on Stienstra’s property, said Siskiyou County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp.

However, prosecutors have sent the case back to the sheriff’s office for more investigation and have not filed any charges.

The AP reported:

The SacBee had more information about the medical marijuana angle:

(Photo credit: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office)

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