Men accused of having Benton City pot grow

By Paula Horton, Herald staff writer September 7, 2011 

Two Benton City men were jailed Monday after marijuana was found growing in their backyard, authorities said.

Benton County sheriff's deputies were called to the home on Dusty Lane after getting a report about the pot and deputies could see the marijuana from the street, said Detective Erik Magnuson.

Deputies contacted Rafael Cervantes-Amezcua, 27, and Jose Cervantes-Cisneros, 66, at the home and arrested both.

Guns were found inside the house when it was searched, Magnuson said.

Both suspects were booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana and being an alien in possession of a gun.

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