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Deputies seize huge pot stash at shooting scene

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VACAVILLE — Solano County sheriff’s deputies seized more than $570,000 worth marijuana Thursday when they searched a home in rural Vacaville that was the scene of a shooting the previous night.

Sheriff’s detectives continued looking into the Wednesday shooting that left a 31-year-old man hospitalized, according to a news release.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home on the 5100 block of Poplar Road. Authorities said they found 110 pounds of processed marijuana with a street value of about $250,000 and 107 plants valued at about $321,000.

They said they also found evidence related to the shooting, which occurred after four masked gunmen burst into the home and bound the five occupants. A struggle ensued and the male victim was shot twice. Two other victims were beaten, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputy Daryl Snedeker said the house is the same one where Vacaville police seized 43 marijuana plants during a search related to an illegal firearms investigation in February 2012. He did not make a direct link between Wednesday’s shooting and drug-related activity.

“That’s one of the aspects that’s obviously being looked at,” he said.

Detectives continued to talk Thursday with the occupants of the house, two females and three males, while also following up leads on the four suspects. They’re described as two black adult males and two white adult males, all wearing black ski masks and black gloves and armed with handguns.

Snedeker said the suspects demanded specific items from the house and took some items from the home. He did not say what was taken. They then fled the area in a silver late 1990s or early 2000s Toyota Camry.

Authorities the night of the shooting were searching for a white man, 26 to 30 years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes.

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or mcorpos@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 20, 2013 - 6:29 am

    Yep, we all knew where this was going!

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  • S KDecember 20, 2013 - 8:18 am

    Sure did, as soon as I read it. Ray Charles could have seen that coming :-). Merry CHRISTmas Y'all

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  • Rich GiddensDecember 20, 2013 - 7:01 am

    Sounds like the sheriff's evidence locker is going to have a merry Christmas. I bet a lot of it will be stolen and redistributed, Obama style.

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  • Just as I thoughtDecember 20, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Four armed masked men don't target a regular home looking to grab a TV set and an I-phone. : )

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  • mescDecember 20, 2013 - 8:20 am

    No Names? "suspects", "occupants" ... why no names?

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  • JazzAzzDecember 20, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Maybe because they haven't been caught yet???!!!! They ought to get Columbo or Adrian Monk on the case, because local law enforcement, FORGETBOUTIT :-)

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