SoHum Pot Raid: $3 Million Seized, 8.5K Plants Destroyed

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May 3, 2018
vol XXIX issue 18

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A joint operation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at four Southern Humboldt locations last week resulted in the eradication of nearly 8,500 plants, the destruction of about 1,500 pounds of processed pot and the seizure of more than $3 million in cash. According to a news release, the agencies issued citations for more than 50 environmental violations, including streambed alteration, illegal water diversion and water pollution that impacted watersheds critical to three federally listed salmonid species. Pending criminal charges include illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and conspiring to commit a crime. “None of the four sites searched had permits and all were operating outside of the local and state permitting process,” according to the release. Three men were arrested during the two-day operation. On April 30 and May 1, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued citations for more than 50 violations at four unregulated marijuana cultivation sites after executing search warrants in Southern Humboldt. SoHum Pot Raid: $3 Million Seized, 8.5K Plants Destroyed

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