Federal agents, working with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, seized a 60-acre property near the Los Padres National Forest on Tuesday in connection with an August marijuana arrest.
The residence, located in Kern County, is valued at about $150,000, according to the U.S. attorney's office, which filed a "civil forfeiture" action before the seizure.
The property is owned by Lynn Osburn, who was arrested Aug. 8 on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, possession of the drug for sale and possession of a machine gun. Each is a felony.
Osburn was arrested by U.S. Forest Service officers after he was seen tending an irrigated, 200-plant marijuana farm in the Los Padres forest in northern Ventura County. It is believed to be one of three that Osburn had cultivated since December, 1986, according to investigators.