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Date Released: 6/3/2004
Subject: Marijuana Seizure
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200403547
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: Ettersburg

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant yesterday evening that resulted in the seizure of 832 growing marijuana plants. At about 5:00 PM, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit, assisted by personnel from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, served the warrant at property on Dutyville Road in Ettersburg. They found two separate structures (each measuring about 20 by 40 feet) that housed the indoor marijuana growing operation. In total, 832 marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of $728,000.00, were seized. A 25-kilowatt diesel generator powered thirty-two grow lights. No suspects were found at the scene and the case is still under investigation.