Hank Sims / @ 2:37 p.m. / Crime, Marijuana and/or Cannabis

Uh, Goodbye Mom and Pop? Three Federal Agencies, Three Local Agencies Combine to Take Out 52-Plant Grow House


From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 09-06-2012, approximately 7:00 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriffs Office Deputies assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Fortuna Police Department and United States Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Forest Service and United States Marshall’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant in the 400 block of Francesco Place, Fortuna after receiving community complaints about marijuana cultivation at the residence. 

When the warrant was served deputies located an indoor marijuana grow in the residence. The deputies located and seized 52 marijuana plants ranging in size from 2-3 feet. Deputies contacted the Fortuna Fire Department, Fortuna Planning Department and Pacific Gas and Electric after it appeared the wiring for the marijuana grow was creating an electrical hazard.

Two adult females and three juveniles were located in the residence. No arrests were made, the case is being referred to the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office for prosecution.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.




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