Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has concluded the 2018 Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP) grant cycle (October 2017 to September 2018). During the 2018 cycle the following statistics were calculated:

  • 65 operations conducted
  • 198,692 Marijuana plants eradicated
  • 12,591.06 pounds of marijuana bud destroyed
  • 11,561.98 pounds of marijuana shake destroyed
  • 4 Butane Honey Oil labs disrupted
  • 656.85 pounds of Butane Honey Oil destroyed
  • $3,160,570 in US currency seized
  • 14 arrests
  • 36 firearms seized

The DCE/SP grant is funded by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the intent to reduce domestic marijuana cultivation. The DCE/SP grant started in 1979 and funds deputy overtime costs, expendable and none expendable equipment, aircraft rental and training/travel costs. The Sheriff’s Office has been a recipient of this grant for the past 20 years and received $154,000 for the 2018 grant cycle.

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