Marijuana Cultivation, Child Endangerment, Unlawful Dumping
- August 8, 2017
- Category: Press Releases
On August 8th, 2017, just prior to 7:00 a.m., Officers from the Sonora Police Department, with the assistance of Cal-Fire Law Enforcement Officers, responded to an undeveloped location off of Truckenmiller Road for a trespassing investigation. The Police Department also had information that the trespassers may be unlawfully cultivating marijuana.
Officers found that 63-year-old Randy T. Henington and 55-year-old Cheryl E. Kersey were living on the property without permission of the owner. Several marijuana gardens were located at the location that the two had been occupying for some time. Officers determined that the marijuana was being cultivated unlawfully resulting in a seizure of over 100 plants. Law enforcement personnel also determined that Henington and Kersey were in violation of the provisions for keeping a vicious dog and that they had been dumping solid waste unlawfully on the property. The couple’s 10-month-old grandchild was at the property during the contact and was determined to be exposed to several associated dangers.
Henington and Kersey were booked for Unlawful Cultivation of Marijuana and Child Endangerment. Charges are also being sought against the couple for Unlawful Dumping and Failing to Properly Keep a Dangerous Animal.