DURHAM, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities have shot and killed an illegal marijuana grower they say confronted sheriff’s deputies with a gun.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Mark Jensen died Tuesday night in the community of Durham.
Authorities say code enforcement officers approached Jensen at his home on Monday and told him he was violating the county’s marijuana cultivation law. The enraged grower began making threatening calls to police and code-enforcement officers, who got a warrant to arrest him.
Hearing that he had guns, a SWAT team and crisis negotiators went to his home, where at some point Jensen threatened to shoot a motorist then holed up inside.
When he finally came outside, authorities say he had a loaded handgun that he pointed at deputies.
He was killed with a single shot.
Navigating Canada’s Underground Edibles Scene With EP Infusions
Epileptic 5-Year-Old May Now Bring Cannabis-Based Medicine to School
Maine Restaurant Sedating Lobsters With Cannabis Under Investigation
Hungarian Bioengineering Giant Developing Cannabinoid Production Process
Malaysian Court Sentences Man to Death for Distributing Free Cannabis Oil
Hot Pot Products: 4 Must-Haves for Cannabis Cultivators
Canadian Dispensary Clerk Fights off Three Burglars With a Giant Bong
Study Suggests CBD May Have Antipsychotic Effect in High-Risk Individuals
Guides6 days ago
What Do The Colors of Marijuana Mean?
Health7 days ago
Tobacco vs. Weed: The Differences, Pros, and Cons
News7 days ago
South African Court Rules Private, Adult-Use Cannabis is Legal
Celebrities5 days ago
Kristen Bell Opens Up About Weekly Cannabis Use and Exploring Other Drugs
Medical Marijuana6 days ago
Canadian Cannabis Company Tilray to Export Products to United States
News6 days ago
Woman Finds Package of Weed in Food Subscription Box
News5 days ago
First Clinical Trial of MDMA Treatment for Autistic Adults Sees Success
News5 days ago
New Report Says Concentrates are the Fast Growing Favorite Among Consumers