Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On March 26, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Eureka area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department assisted in the service of the warrant.
Two parcels were investigated during the service of the warrant, one of which was located on the 5000 block of Mitchell Road and the other, located on the 7000 block of London Drive. The parcels did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.
During the service of the warrant, deputies located three indoor cannabis cultivation operations and eradicated approximately 1,774 growing cannabis plants. Deputies seized and destroyed over 337 pounds of cannabis shake. Assisting agencies found two building code violations.
No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. This case is still under investigation.
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.