A third man has been sentenced to prison for growing marijuana in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. In 2017, law enforcement raided a grow operation west of Weaverville near Limedyke Mountain. They found several men tending about 2500 marijuana plants. A loaded 45 caliber handgun was found near one man and a bullet for the gun was in his pocket. Environmental damage was substantial. Officers found a half-full quart bottle of Carbofuran, a banned pesticide, as well as a 20 pound bag of powdered Carbofuran. A mixture of refried beans and Carbofuran was left out, apparently as bait for wildlife. Cisterns had stopped up mountain streams to divert to the irrigation system, consuming an estimated 15,000 gallons of water per day. Open latrines were close enough to waterways to contaminate them. More than half a ton of trash and 4500 feet of plastic irrigation pipe weighing 500 pounds were hauled away. 23-year-old Carlos Gutierrez-Gonzalez was previously sentenced to 4 years 2 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $10,000. Sebastian Martinez Arreola was sentenced to 20 months. On Monday a third man, 26-year-old Dimas Ortiz, a Mexican National who was the off-site manager of the operation, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to the Forest Service.