McKinleyville Marijuana Bust

Press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:

On 03-28-2012 at about 0900 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at a residence located in the 900 block of Vista Drive, McKinleyville. When Officers arrived on scene they located Jesse Cooke Henning age 34 and Autumn Christina Mize age 32 in the residence along with their 4-1/2 year old daughter and 1/- ½ year old son.

When Officers searched the residence they located a sophisticated, commercial indoor marijuana growing operation in the garage. A room had been constructed in the garage for the indoor marijuana growing operation. Officers seized 65 growing marijuana plants from this room that ranged in size from 3’ to 4’ in height. Officers noticed a possible fire hazard with the electrical wiring from the indoor marijuana growing operation. Officers then contacted Humboldt County Building and Planning Department, who responded to the scene. Humboldt County Building and Planning Department then contacted PG&E to remove the electrical service to the residence, because of a possible fire hazard from the indoor marijuana growing operation.

Officers located about a pound of processed marijuana in the residence and $1,500 dollars in cash. During the interview with Jesse Henning he told Officers that he was on the PG&E CARE program for his electrical bill. Jesse Henning was arrested for possession of marijuana for sales and was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Autumn Mize was arrested at the scene and released with a court date so she could care for her two small children. CWS was contacted and responded to the residence to evaluate the living conditions for the two children.

This case is still under investigation.

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