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Date Released: 1/17/2013
Subject: Marijuana Cultivation
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201300260
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Hydesville

On 01-16-2013, approximately 2:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit (C.R.U.) deputies assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (H.C.D.T.F.), served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on a residence located at 3320 Diana Drive, Hydesville. The Sheriff’s Office had received multiple complaints by neighbors regarding an indoor marijuana grow at the residence.
When deputies served the warrant, they located 374 growing marijuana plants ranging in height from approximately six inches to four feet. The plants were being grown hydroponically in a bedroom and garage in the residence. Approximately ¼ lb of dried marijuana was located in the home along with evidence that the marijuana was being sold. The home was only being used to cultivate marijuana and there was no indication anyone was residing in the residence. No suspects were located on scene, however deputies have identified three suspects and warrants will be sought for their arrest. The case is being submitted to the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office for prosecution.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey




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