Arcata Police Dept. Press Release:
Officers from the Arcata Police Department’s Special Services Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 Blk of Beverly Ct on Thursday morning.
Upon entering the residence, officers located a marijuana growing operation encompassing the garage area of the home. Officers seized nearly 150 growing marijuana plants, approximately 11 pounds of processed marijuana bud, and nearly $6,000 in cash.
The growing operation that was being conducted inside the home consisted of [sixteen]1000 watt grow lights and was utilizing nearly 15 times the electricity of a typical Arcata family home. Records indicated the residents were currently enrolled in the PG&E CARE program for low income families.
Nicholas Jackson 31 and Sarah Keeble 24, both of Arcata, were arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on the following charges:
· 11358 Health & Safety (H&S)- Cultivation of Marijuana
· 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale 1358 Health & Safety (H&S)- Cultivation of Marijuana
City of Arcata building inspectors discovered numerous building code violations at the residence which necessi
tated the immediate disconnection of electrical service.
If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428.