Tailor Popp, 22, Stephen Bachetti, 23, James Boyd, 24, Richard Saunders-Richardson, 25, and Mohammed Ghiasuddin, 26, were arrested over a five-day span following a SWAT team raid at the residence on the 14900 block of West Grant Line Road.
Sgt. Alex Neicu of the Tracy Police Department said Wednesday, June 5, that a three-month investigation led the Special Investigations Unit to what he called a large-scale lab.
Police released information about the raid late Tuesday, June 4, after the last of the five men was arrested.
At the residence, Popp, Boyd and Saunders-Richardson were arrested and charged with the manufacturing of concentrated cannabis. Popp and Saunders-Richardson are also charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.
During a subsequent search, officers found 1.5 pounds of hash, six pounds of marijuana ready for sale and some cocaine — which was described by Neicu as “a small amount, not really too much.”
Neicu said police also found the prescription drugs Norco and codeine. Norco is a painkiller that combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Codeine is an opiate used to treat pain or a cough.
Police also dismantled the lab, which, according to Neicu, consisted of pressure pumps, tubing and more than 1,000 canisters of butane that were found in the residence.
Butane can be infused by a small tube into a marijuana plant, according to Neicu. The butane is then extracted, and what remains is hash oil, known as honey oil or dabs.
A large number of marijuana plants were also found during the search, Neicu said.
Ghiasuddin was arrested by police at his home on the 200 block of Christopher Michael Lane on Monday, June 3, and Bachetti turned himself in on Tuesday, according to Neicu.
They are both charged with manufacturing controlled substances, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and possession of marijuana.
Bachetti was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday and has a bail of $380,000, according to the jail website on Wednesday.
Ghiasuddin is at the jail, according to the website, and bail is not being allowed.
The other three men were not listed as being present at the jail.
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