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Oxnard marijuana-grow bust nets $3.5M in pot, 2 arrests

Two people were arrested after police discovered a $3.5 million marijuana-growing operation in Oxnard Thursday, June 13, 2013. Detectives found over 1,000 pot plants and 20 pounds of dried marijuana.
June 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two people were arrested after police discovered a $3.5 million marijuana-growing operation in Oxnard Thursday.

After a month-long investigation, police served a search warrant at a warehouse in the 2200 block of Statham Boulevard around 10 a.m.

During the search, detectives found over 1,000 pot plants and 20 pounds of dried marijuana, worth an estimated $3.5 million. Numerous ultraviolet lights, water pumps, air filters and growing materials were also found.

Brandon Cowgill, 27, of Ventura and Julia Danilkevich, 29, of Los Angeles were arrested at the scene and charged with suspicion of cultivating marijuana and with conspiracy.

Cowgill was booked on a third charge of possession of marijuana for sales. Both are being held at the Ventura County Jail on $250,000 bail.

Anyone with information on this case was urged to call Det. James Langford at (805) 385-7638.


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