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Date Released: 9/6/2013
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201304494
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Redwood Valley

On 09-04-2013, approximately 9: 00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Cannabis Eradication and Reclamation Team (C.E.R.T) conducted an open field marijuana cultivation investigation in the Lacks Creek area of Redwood Valley. The marijuana grow was being grown adjacent to U.S. Bureau of Land Management property, however the grow was located on timber company property. Deputies located and removed 4,845 growing marijuana plants ranging in size from 5’ to 7’ tall, all in the budding stage of growth. Rodenticides, insecticides and environmental damage were witnessed at the site which included thinning and removal of trees and brush.

No suspects were located and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s 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