Note: This is closer to the Titlow Hill area than it is to Willow Creek proper. From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 08-05-2015 at 9:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Services with a search warrant at a parcel of property located off Sabertooth Road, Willow Creek. Officers located over 2,000 growing marijuana plants on the property and approximately 400 pounds of processed marijuana.

When officers arrived on the property they detained 12 subjects. Approximately 8 additional subjects fled the property into the woods and ran away. Officers located (8) eight water diversion issues and (9) nine illegal land grading issues on the property. The (12) subjects were identified at the scene and were later released.

This case is still under investigation and arrest warrants are anticipated through the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office in the near future for several suspects.

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