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Date Released: 8/6/2010
Subject: CAMP Begins
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Humboldt County

The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) concluded its first week in Humboldt County yesterday after eradicating more than 33,500 marijuana plants in four days.

Monday teams eradicate 17,500 plants from 12 gardens near Groves Prairie (near Willow Creek).

Tuesday 5,100 plants were eradicated and a loaded AK-47 rifle was recovered at a garden near Friday Ridge Road.

Near Red Cap Road in Hoopa, teams eradicated 8,149 plants Wednesday. Of those plants, 5,000 were found on tribal land.

Finally, Thursday the teams found 2,766 plants from seven gardens near Slate Creek, Orleans.

With the exception of those noted, the marijuana plants were eradicated from US Forest Service property. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office worked with personnel from CAMP and the US Forest Service. The CAMP effort is expected to continue.