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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DEPUTIES KILL ILLEGAL POT GROWER laws News 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DEPUTIES KILL ILLEGAL POT GROWER

DURHAM, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities have shot and killed an illegal marijuana grower they say confronted sheriff’s deputies with a gun.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Mark Jensen died Tuesday night in the community of Durham.

Authorities say code enforcement officers approached Jensen at his home on Monday and told him he was violating the county’s marijuana cultivation law. The enraged grower began making threatening calls to police and code-enforcement officers, who got a warrant to arrest him.

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