Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On May 15, 2020, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) was contacted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) regarding illegal cannabis cultivation on the 3800 block of Thomas Road, Miranda. Based on the information provided by CDFW, HCSO MET served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation. The CDFW assisted in the service of the warrant.
One parcel was investigated during the service of the warrant. The parcel did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.
During the service of the warrant, deputies eradicated approximately 14,086 growing cannabis plants and over 1,990 pounds of processed cannabis.
Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.
No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. The case will be forwarded to the DA’s Office for review.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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