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Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On April 17, 2024, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant to investigate illegal Indoor cannabis cultivation in the Berry Summit area of the County. The California Fish and Wildlife and Humboldt County Hazardous Waste assisted in the service of the warrant.

One property was investigated during the service of the warrant. The parcel did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.

During the service of the warrant, deputies eradicated approximately 8,334 growing cannabis plants. Deputies seized and destroyed over 75 pounds of cannabis bud, 55 pounds of cannabis shake, and 74 pounds of processed cannabis. Deputies located two large diesel tanks leaking fuel onto the ground. Along with several large oil spills. Fish and Wildlife Biologist located the following violations:

  • (4) FG 1602: Obstructing/Diverting flow of a stream
  • (10) FG 5650: Unlawful to pollute Waters of the State
  • (7) FG 5652: Unlawful to deposit any garbage, refuse, or waste in Waters of the State

Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.

No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. The case will be forwarded to the DA’s Office for review.

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.