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Docs: More than 2,700 pot plants seized in KCSO raid during shooting investigation

Man says someone shot his car near Foothill H.S.
Posted at 2:28 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 18:19:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — More than 2,700 marijuana plants were seized in a raid by Kern County Sheriff's deputies after a man reported his car was shot up near Foothill High School while he was sitting in it.

Court documents obtained by 23ABC News show the shooting happened on May 8 when the victim was parked in the 5700 block of Eucalyptus Drive. The man told investigators someone in a purple sedan followed him into a driveway and then fired into his vehicle several times.

The victim was not injured.

According to the court records, deputies also found that the victim's windows were smashed out. The victim told investigators that the suspects broke the windows with baseball bats.

Deputies then got a search warrant for the home near where the shooting happened and found what they believed were between 300 and 500 mature marijuana plants. Narcotics detectives were then called out, according to the court records.

Investigators later obtained another search warrant for the rest of the property and eventually seized 2,723 marijuana plants.

KCSO says a reported stolen vehicle, four people with active arrest warrants, and three firearms were also found at the property during the search.

UPDATE (May 15, 3:17 p.m.): The Sheriff's Office says Rodger Reyes, 59, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and in possession of ammunition.

He is currently in custody.

No one has been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting.

The investigation is still on-going.