On 02-22-2006 at 1150 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit was assisted by the FBI, United States Marshal’s Office and the Ferndale Police Department in serving a search warrant on a parcel of property located on the 8400 block of Centerville Road, Ferndale.
On the property officers located a sophisticated indoor commercial marijuana growing operation inside one of the structures. Officers seized 947 marijuana plants and a 60 k/w diesel generator that was supplying electrical power to the indoor marijuana growing operation. While officers were on scene they discovered that diesel fuel and oil had been spilled onto the ground and they saw that diesel fuel had leaked into a nearby stream.
The Sheriff’s Office then contacted Humboldt County Environmental Health and the Department of Fish and Game, who both responded to the property to investigate the diesel and oil spill.
No suspects were located on the property when the search warrant was served.
This case is still under investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County Environmental Health and the Department of Fish and Game.