U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Jan. 11, 2011, defendants Jose Alfredo Zepeda, 20 of East Palo Alto, Calif., and Clemente Ferrias Arroyo, 63, of Morgan Hill, Calif., each to 15 years incarceration, five years of supervised release, and $300 in special penalty assessments based on their convictions for conspiracy to manufacture at least 1,000 marijuana plants, manufacture of at least 1,000 marijuana plants, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. Both defendants were convicted by a jury in April 2010 following an 11-day trial. According to court documents, during the investigation of a large outdoor marijuana garden on BLM land, law enforcement officers encountered Juan Carlos Herrera-Chavez, who engaged the officers in a gun battle with an AK-47 rifle and wounded two Lassen County Sheriff's officers. Herrera-Chavez was killed by the officers' return gunfire. Defendants Zepeda and Arroyo were present in the marijuana garden and were arrested after the gun battle. Evidence introduced during the trial in this matter revealed that Herrera-Chavez, his brother-in-law Zepeda, and Arroyo started the marijuana garden in May 2009. Herrera-Chavez carried an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, Zepeda carried a SKS semi-automatic rifle, and Arroyo carried a Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol to protect the marijuana growing operation. The video above was recorded by The News shortly after six suspects were arrested June 16, 2009.