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San Luis Obispo man arrested on suspicion of illegal cannabis cultivation

San Luis Obispo Police Department

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A San Luis Obispo man has been arrested on suspicion of operating an illegal cannabis grow out of his home.

On Oct. 14, San Luis Obispo police served a search warrant at a home on the 2400 block of Cima Court as part of an investigation into illegal cannabis cultivation.

Police say Spencer Jefferson, the 26-year-old resident of the home, had previously been arrested in November 2020 for illegal cultivation. It was discovered that he had converted the entire interior of the home and backyard into an illegal grow and production site.

A San Luis Obispo man faces charges for illegal cannabis cultivation. (SLO PD)

Over the past two months, investigators began receiving complaints that Jefferson was operating the grow and cultivating cannabis again. When investigators served the search warrant, they found he was once again using the home for illegal production, cultivation and extraction of cannabis.

Jefferson was taken into custody on warrants from the previous investigation and additional warrants from the new investigation. The police department says the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office will review the case and determine charges.

California adults 21 or older are allowed to possess up to six live marijuana plants. Cultivating more than six plants can result in felony charges.

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