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Date Released: 9/30/2003
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Sgt. Wayne Hanson
Case No#: 200306514
Released By: Wayne Hanson

Location: Alderpoint

ON 09-29-2003 AT APPROXIMATELY 1400 HOURS THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DRUG ENFORCEMENT UNIT SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT ON A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE ALDERPOINT AREA OF SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY. DEPUTIES LOCATED 5 STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY THAT WERE BEING USED TO CULTIVATE MARIJUANA PLANTS INDOORS. DEPUTIES SEIZED 7,177 MARIJUANA PLANTS FROM THE STRUCTURES THAT RANGED IN SIZE FROM 6 INCHES TO 4 FEET. THE MARIJUANA SEIZED IN THIS CASE HAS A STREET VALUE OF $ 6,125,000 DOLLARS.

DEPUTIES SEIZED A 125 K/W DIESEL GENERATOR THAT WAS BEING USED TO SUPPLY ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION. DEPUTIES SEIZED 128, 1000 WATT GROW LIGHTS FROM THE 5 STRUCTURES. THE SUSPECTS IN THIS CASE WOULD HAVE PURCHASED THE 125 K/W DIESEL GENERATOR AND 128, 1000 WATT GROW LIGHTS FOR APPROXIMATELY $ 85,000 DOLLARS.

DEPUTIES CONTACTED HUMBOLDT COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL , WHO RESPONDED TO THE SCENE TO INVESTIGATE A DIESEL AND OIL SPILL ON THE PROPERTY THAT WAS CAUSED BY THE 125 K/W DIESEL GENERATOR.

THIS CASE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND HUMBOLDT COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS ALSO CONTACTED THE FEDERAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR ASSISTANCE IN THIS INVESTIGATION.

NO SUSPECTS WERE LOCATED AT THE SCENE WHEN THE SEARCH WARRANT WAS SERVED.

 

 

 

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