Sacto 9-1-1
February 27, 2012
Yolo cops arrest armed pot growers

Three Woodland men were arrested on suspicion of growing marijuana and two of them were allegedly armed, including one who had an assault rifle, Woodland police said today.

Early Thursday, Woodland officers and members of the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a home in the 1900 block of Hecke Drive, a police news release said.

All three suspects were booked into the Yolo County Jail.

Arrested were:

-Michael Persyn Jr., 23, of Woodland, on suspicion of possession an assault rifle and high-capacity magazine, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a destructive device in an inhabited dwelling, conspiracy, being armed during the commission of a felony, and possession of stolen property.

-Benjamin Persyn, 22, of Woodland, on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy, and being armed during the commission of a felony.

-Andrew Hall, 27, on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and conspiracy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-661-17800 or police dispatch at 530-666-2411.

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