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Date Released: 3/18/2004
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Sgt. Wayne Hanson
Case No#: 200401794
Released By: Sgt. Hanson

Location: Alderpoint

On 03-17-2004 at approximately 0700 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Task Force assisted the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration with a search warrant on property located off Dyerville Loop Road, Garberville.

Officers located 5 indoor marijuana grow building hidden underneath thick tree canopy on the property. Officers seized 3,976 growing marijuana plants from the five buildings. The marijuana plants ranged in size from 1 foot to 2 feet. Officers seized 160 grow lights and a 125 k/w diesel generator that was being used to supply electrical power to the indoor marijuana growing operation.

This indoor marijuana growing operation was located approximately 2 miles to the south from the search warrant that was served Tuesday at the Gotcher’s property.
There were no suspects located at the scene when the search warrant was served.
This case is still currently under investigation by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.




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