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Date Released: 1/5/2005
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Sgt. W Hanson
Case No#: 200500064
Released By: Sgt. Hanson

Location: Alderpoint

On 01-04-2005 at 1100 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with a Federal search warrant.

The search warrant was served on property located off Dokweiler Road, Alderpoint. On the property, Officers located a sophisticated commercial indoor marijuana growing operation. The building containing the marijuana growing operation was approximately 40' x 60' in size and was camouflaged underneath thick tree canopy. There were no suspects located on scene when the search warrant was served.

Officers seized 2,501 growing marijuana plants that raged from 1 foot to 3 foot in size. The electrical power for this marijuana growing operation was being supplied by a 125 k/w diesel generator.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Drug Administration out of San Francisco. Several suspects have been identified in this case, but the names will not be released until the investigation is complete.

The marijuana seized in this case has a street value of $ 1.8 million dollars.