Three Arrested In Pot Bust

According to information provided by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department,  narcotics detectives discovered two large marijuana cultivation sites in Matilija Canyon above the city of Ojai in April. One site, located south of Matilija Lake, was being used as a nursery where several hundred seedlings were found. The second site was found approximately 3 miles west of the entrance to the canyon and one mile south of Matilija Canyon Road.

On May 15, detectives were conducting surveillance of Matilija Canyon Road and Highway 33 and witnessed a vehicle stop at the Cozy Dell Trailhead. Two

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