While conducting a probation search as part of the investigation into two stolen ATVs, authorities located a chop shop and a large quantity of marijuana.
The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force and the Probation Department conducted a probation search at a property on East Harding Road on Thursday.
At the property, authorities located a Kawasaki Mule and Honda Rancher that had been reported stolen out of Modesto, reports StanCATT.
They also located a stolen Pontiac Grand Prix that had been completely dismantled. Several parts, including the engine, from the Pontiac had been installed in another vehicle located on the property, according to StanCATT.
Authorities also located and seized a large quantity of marijuana inside and outside of the home on the property, as well as several concentrated cannabis labs inside the residence, said StanCATT.
StanCATT also reported locating a sawed-off shotgun at the residence.
Three men at the residence were arrested on a multitude of charges.
Partner Hooten, 40, was arrested for operating a chop shop, auto theft, possession of a stolen automobile, being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, obliteration of serial numbers on a firearm, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and for a probation violation.
Gary Olson, 37, was arrested for cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.
Keith Bradley Jr., 18, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and manufacturing a controlled substance.