Oct 10 2015

Marijuana Growing Operation on Scenic Avenue

Two suspects are booked into Santa Rita Jail –

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, officers from the Piedmont Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Scenic Avenue in Piedmont.  As a result of the warrant service, five people were detained, and officers discovered a sophisticated marijuana grow operation with over 13 fully mature plants, several more smaller plants, as well as over 30 pounds of processed and packaged marijuana for distribution with an estimated street value of more than $150,000.

 The investigation is ongoing.  

Two individuals were booked into Santa Rita Jail for the drug related charges – possession of controlled substance, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sales. 

 Suspect 1:  Derrick Francis St. Lewis

Date of birth: 12-10-1978

Suspect 2:  Africa Asia Nicole Smith

Date of birth: 9-5-1986

Anyone with information and/or inquiries related to this case are asked to please contact:

 Detective Willie Wright at (510) 420-3013

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