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Date Released: 5/18/2012
Subject: Marijuana Cultivation
Contact: Sgt. Mike Fridley
Case No#: 201202291
Released By: Sgt. Mike Fridley

Location: Garberville

Acting on information from the public, early this morning the Community Response Unit (CRU), and the Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) responded to a report of a large outdoor marijuana cultivation. The site was located about 4.5 miles from Garberville on Sprowel Creek Rd. This location was discovered to be on private timber lands. Once on scene, deputies located 4 suspects who fled on foot. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects. 16,465 marijuana plants were located along with 4 different campsites. The incident is still under investigation and anyone with informatio is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (707)445-7251.

Mike Downey