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Date Released: 1/22/2004
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Sgt. Wayne Hanson
Case No#: 20040458
Released By: Sgt. Hanson

Location: Island Mountain/Garberville

ON 01-21-2004 AT APPROXIMATELY 1600 HOURS THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DRUG ENFORCEMENT UNIT SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT ON A PARCEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED OFF “A” ROAD IN THE ISLAND MOUNTAIN AREA OF SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY.

DEPUTIES LOCATED A SOPHISTICATED INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION ON THE PROPERTY. THE INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION WAS CONCEALED UNDERGROUND, UNDERNEATH A STRUCTURE ON THE PROPERTY. DEPUTIES SEIZED 954 GROWING MARIJUANA PLANTS THAT RANGED IN SIZE FROM 6 INCHES TO 4 FEET.

DEPUTIES SEIZED A 25 K/W DIESEL GENERATOR THAT WAS SUPPLYING ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION.

DEPUTIES HAVE IDENTIFIED TWO SUSPECTS WITH THIS CASE AND WILL BE REQUESTING WARRANTS FOR THEIR ARREST THROUGH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR CULTIVATION AND POSSESSION FOR SALES OF MARIJUANA.

THIS IS THE THIRD SEARCH WARRANT THAT HAS BEEN SERVED ON “A” ROAD IN THE LAST WEEK. A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 2,400 MARIJUANA PLANTS HAVE BEEN SEIZED IN THE THREE SEARCH WARRANTS.

ALL THREE CASES ARE CURRENTLY STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

 

 

 

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