Some Unrelated But Interesting News
Here is a collection of North Coast news items I’m following.
1) The Big Bust
This picture came from a huge bust north of Arcata (isn’t the room strange? What are those brown boxlike cupboards on the wall? Also the buds appear to have a lot of red in them.) 495 pounds of pot were seized as well as around 300 plants. The press release states that the pot has a street value of 1.5 million which works out to around $3000 per pound which is $187 per ounce (According to High Times’ May analysis this puts it at the cheap end of sale by ounces. It puts it at the high end of sale per pound though.)
The Times Standard notes today that the two people arrested are Amber Zo Jamieson, 28 who is the office manager for EPIC and James Shelton a “local glass artist.” Sgt Wayne Hanson also noted that there are expected to be more arrests. He also indicated the impressive size of this bust by noting, “I cannot remember ever finding that many one-pound bags of marijuana in one place.”
2) Tough Little Girl
A Willow Creek child becomes only the third person to survive rabies without the vaccine. Her story is impressive.
3) Explosive Device Closes Mendocino Beach
An explosive device believed to be a WWII depth charge washed up near the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse yesterday. The beach had to be evacuated and the Sonoma County bomb squad was called. See here and here for more info.
4) The Humboldt Growers Association Opens to New Members
The HGA announced today that it is beginning its first membership drive ever.
5) Fire inspections in Whitethorn
“The inspectors will be in uniform and driving a marked CAL FIRE pickup.” See more here.