On 10/31, Sheriff Bill Brown related the incidents surrounding the murder of Adan Ruiz, 23, whose body was found on Highway 154 on 9/17. Law enforcement officials connected the murder to a cartel-controlled marijuana grow on property owned by the husband of Independent editor-in-chief and co-owner Marianne Partridge, both of whom were unaware of it. Officers made several arrests elsewhere in the state and seized more than 800 pounds of processed marijuana.
Authorities Link Murder to Cartel
Thursday, November 8, 2007
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