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HANFORD — Kings County Narcotic Task Force and the Kings County Gang Task Force arrested a man Tuesday on several narcotic and firearm-related charges in Kings County.

The two agencies were conducting a marijuana compliance check on the 14000 block of Iona Avenue.

The investigators found an outdoor marijuana grow on the property. Officials said there were approximately 92 marijuana plants as well as processed marijuana.

The task forces seized and destroyed approximately 1,940 pounds of marijuana plants and processed marijuana.

The investigators said that they also seized a stolen handgun and $2,900.

Jesus Moreno Cardenas, a resident of Farmersville, was arrested on multiple charges related to the narcotics and firearm, officials said.

He was booked into Kings County Jail on suspicion of marijuana sales, marijuana cultivation, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm in commission of narcotic offense charges.

Kings County Narcotic Task Force is enforcing the county’s marijuana ordinance to the fullest extent especially since the marijuana grows are in season, officials say.

Outdoor commercial and non-compliant medical marijuana grows in Kings County are prohibited.

More information regarding the Kings County Marijuana Ordinance can be found at www.countyofkings.com.

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The reporter can be reached at 583-2458 or chelsea.shannon@lee.net.

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