Emergency Meeting Called in Mendocino to Deal with Raids
The recent DEA raid on a woman, Joy Greenfield, who was in compliance with Mendocino County rules has been followed by an undercover operation on the well-known Area 101 just north of Laytonville. According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, four were arrested at a Rave. The Rave called StillDream was a three day event.
According to Marvin Levin, president of the Mendocino Farmer’s Collective, “…[N]othing about the arrests at Area 101 had any connection to marijuana growing or the Mendocino Farmers Collective which has not yet begun operation at Area 101 save for occasional member meetings. ”
Agents from the Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force and the California Alcoholic Beverage Control launched an undercover operation at the concert, during which they reportedly purchased MDMA from two suspects: Jethro Lloyd, 38, of Humboldt County, and TiaMaria Boxberger, 28, a transient.
Lloyd, who was working at the concert, reportedly had 15 baggies of MDMA, worth approximately $1,200. He was arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of drugs.
Boxberger, a concert attendee, reportedly also offered to sell the undercover officers mushrooms. She was arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of drugs.
Another man working at the concert was arrested. Ted Muth, 18, of Santa Cruz, reportedly offered free marijuana to an undercover officer, and some of the drug was found on his person. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs.
A fourth suspect, Jordan Irwin, 18, of Sacramento, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
Allman said the event was not advertised locally, and tickets were only sold in Reno and Sacramento and on the Internet.
The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the event promoters and staff workers.
Marijuana activists–Tim Blake, owner of the property, and Pebbles Trippet, reporter—are calling for a response. in a week, on July 17th, they are convening an emergency stategy meeting 1 pm at the Saturday Afternoon Club in Ukiah to determine how best to meet renewed hostilities from law enforcement. Joy Greenfield is expected to speak on her experience of complying with the Sheriff’s office but yet still being targeted by the DEA.