Marijuana Grower Beaten, Robbed By Trimmers


Hoobner’s World

‚ÄčGrowers, I know the demand for weed trimmers is high this time of year, but here are three you definitely don’t want to hire. A California man was tied up, beaten and robbed by three people he had hired to help him trim his marijuana crop, according to authorities.

The 62-year-old man, whose name wasn’t released, got medical treatment for his injuries on November 12, according to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal, reports Liz Kellar at the Western Nevada County Union.
“He apparently had been beaten, but he initially was uncooperative,” Royal said.

The man told deputies he had hired three trimmers from out of county to help him process cannabis at his home in North San Juan.
The two men and one woman allegedly bonked the victim on the head with a metal pipe, leaving a nasty gash in his forehead, then robbed him of about 20 pounds of processed marijuana and $2,000 in cash, Sheriff Royal said.
The rogue trimmers’ whereabouts are unknown; they are being sought for “questioning.”
The victim said their names were Francis “Frankie” Martinez, 19; Ambert Tutton, 22, of Australia, who is described as having “pink hair,” and a second, brown-haired man in his early 20s known only as Silas.
The trio was traveling with a white dog, according to the sheriff.