In 2008 I took over the Marijuana eradication program for the County of Madera. As an agent assigned to the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team it has been my responsibility to locate and investigate the secreted marijuana gardens within the county, and prosecute the illegal Drug Trafficking Organizations who are responsible.
It was also my responsibility to coordinate the use of different agencies and the utilization of our regional SWAT Team to assist in the ingress to the gardens along with eradication. As a result, we more than doubled the highest seizures ever recorded in our county, and unfortunately making marijuana the top producing agricultural crop in Madera county, exceeding Almonds by more than 16 million dollars.
As a result, I wanted to reward all of the people that helped make the marijuana season a success by making a t-shirt from one of JK’s drawings and giving a shirt to everyone that helped.
As a member of NTOA, I contacted JK to make a drawing that depicted several aspects of our operations, the Short Hauls by helicopter and the SWAT members clearing a marijuana garden.
JK was a pleasure to work with and was instrumental in coming up with a drawing that everyone was ecstatic about. JK was patient and constantly accepted our input that resulted in the final revision. His artwork is so outstanding and detailed and truly depicts the “Operators”.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with him and I intend on utilizing him in the future. I recommend if you haven’t talked or worked with him, you are missing out.
Thanks JK. God has truly blessed you!