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Date Released: 9/18/2012
Subject: Marijuana Eradication
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 20120480/201204539
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: US Forest Service Route 1

On 09-10-2012, approximately 11:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office assisted by the Cannabis Eradication and Reclamation Team ( C.E.R.T.), formerly known as the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting located and removed a marijuana garden off of US Forest Service Route 1, the marijuana garden contained 229 growing marijuana plants that were being grown on US Forest Service Property. The plants were approximately four feet tall. There were no arrests, the investigation into the case is continuing.
On 09-11-2012, approximately 10:00 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted by the C.E.R.T. team located and removed 4,532 marijuana plants located on Russ Ranch Property off of Monument Road, Rio Dell. The plants ranged from 1’ to 4’ in height. There were no arrests, the investigation into suspect(s) is continuing.

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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