Tehama County sheriff's officials are searching for a man who escaped in handcuffs after being arrested during a marijuana raid.
The suspect, who identified himself only as "Pablo," is believed to be one of the growers at the pot farm. He was arrested Friday morning as deputies raided the farm in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest west of Red Bluff.
Deputies found nearly 7,000 marijuana plants.
Sheriff Clay Parker says the suspect was photographed, handcuffed and put in leg irons. Parker said Monday that the man took off into the forest after a deputy removed his leg irons when he asked to use the restroom.
Parker says the deputy who removed the leg irons was not following sheriff's department protocol.
Deputies searched for the man for two hours in the Cedar Creek drainage Friday.