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Date Released: 8/28/2009
Subject: CAMP - Week Two
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Humboldt County

Thursday the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) concluded its second week of operations this year in Humboldt County, eradicating 74,100 marijuana plants in four days. The teams – including personnel CAMP, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, and the U.S. Forest Service – were active in outdoor marijuana gardens throughout the county.

Monday teams eradicated 36,500 marijuana plants from U.S Forest Service property near Waterman Ridge (above Willow Creek). The next day 2,000 marijuana plants were eradicated from timber company property near Shively. On Wednesday, teams found 17,000 marijuana plants on timber company property and private property in the Redwood Valley area. Thursday CAMP teams eradicated 18,600 marijuana plants from Hoopa Valley tribal land near Supply Creek. Additionally, ammunition for handguns was found at the Hoopa grow site. Evidence at the grow sites indicates they were those of drug trafficking organizations.

To date, CAMP teams in Humboldt County have eradicated 102,500 marijuana plants. Statewide, CAMP has eradicated more than 3 million growing marijuana plants this year. The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting will continue operations in Humboldt County throughout the summer.