Three arrested in $240K Palmdale pot bust



PALMDALE – Three men were arrested Monday afternoon when deputies seized 240 pounds of marijuana from a Palmdale home, authorities said.

Palmdale resident Daniel Campos, 31, and Chatsworth residents Eric Thuesen, 39, and Joseph Marsetti, 23, were arrested for cultivation of marijuana, according to a Palmdale Station press release.

The pot bust happened after deputies patrolling the Palmdale area smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from a location on the 37000 Block of 5th Street East, the press release states.

Deputies began to investigate, and they observed the three suspects loading large plastic bins, lighting equipment, plant fertilizer and large plastic bags into a vehicle.  After the vehicle pulled away from the location, deputies conducted a traffic stop and determined that a marijuana cultivation operation was taking place at the suspected location, the press release states.

Armed with a search warrant, deputies searched the house and found a marijuana grow and a rifle.

The marijuana cultivation operation consisted of two bedrooms, equipped with an artificial lighting and ventilation system, filled with marijuana plants. Deputies seized 240 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $240,000, the press release states.

Campos, Thuesen and Marsetti  were each booked on $50,000 bail at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station late Monday afternoon. By Tuesday, all three suspects had been released on bail, according to jail records. They’re scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Antelope Valley Courthouse, according to the Palmdale Station press release.

  13 comments for “Three arrested in $240K Palmdale pot bust

  1. Bozo
    January 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm


  2. Danish
    January 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

    crewWAin 10 years will Marsitti , Thusen and campos be seen as pioneers like the anhiserbush companie or the shafer family. just like in prohibition will thusen marsetti and campos be looked at as for fathers of an industery
    That will be legal in the near future. Good luck 24o crew

  3. Yo Mama
    January 23, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Damn shame….This is like a fatality to me. I’ll be in mourning the rest of the week. Maybe I’ll fast for 240 days!

    • T-Bone
      January 23, 2013 at 6:22 am

      They could have donated the remains to science!

      • Yo Mama
        January 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        Right! Call me a “project”!!

  4. Gladys
    January 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I wonder if the officers can smell a fart as they drive by someone on the street, or a dirty diaper? Just sayin….

    Good catch guys!

    • T-Bone
      January 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Yeah, sounds like a cover up for a snitch!

      • Gladys
        January 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

        ya think?

      • Yo Mama
        January 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        You know it!

        But, then again, the best police work lands in their frickin lap. Meaning; they’re not necessarily looking for dope when they pull you over for speeding. But, if the driver does something that lets a deputy know there’s dope in the car, all of a sudden, they have a bust that wasn’t good police work. It’s “citizen stupidity”. It hit em in the side of the head! Merry Christmas! Then they pat themselves on the back… Wait. Wouldn’t all crime be “citizen stupidity”? Ha! None of it’s police work!

        • Gladys
          January 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm

          What your saying is Good Police work is a matter of them being in the right place at the right time…for them. The wrong time for the criminal, right?

    • January 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Damn Snitch… They sure do come up with some lame stories but hey ….they work i guess… If it wasnt so windy in the AV maybe i would buy that story too

  5. T-Bone
    January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    240’s Wild!

    240lbs, 240 Plants, $240,000…I surprised they weren’t from 240 Street Gang and Bail wasn’t $240!

    • Danish
      January 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

      240 crew Tbone

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