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Date Released: 8/28/2003
Subject: Marijuana Investigation
Contact: Sgt. Wayne Hanson
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: China Creek

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, and the Drug Enforcement Agency in serving a federal search warrant this morning. At about 11:00 am personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, the DEA and CAMP served a warrant at a suspected indoor marijuana growing site in the China Creek area of Southern Humboldt. They seized 1,027 marijuana plants that ranged in size from 12 inches to 18 inches. They also seized 90 grow lights that were powered by a 125-kilowatt diesel generator. No arrests were made although several suspects were identified. Federal agents are continuing the investigation.