[UPDATE: 1:50 p.m.] Law Enforcement Raiding in Island Mountain Area
According to numerous readers and KMUD, a convoy that may contain as many as 50 law enforcement vehicles headed into the Island Mountain/Hogg Trap Road area this morning and are visiting multiple properties. Many, KMUD says, are from the Mendocino County Sheriff. Others appear to be from environmental agencies.
UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 06-22-2015 at 7:00 AM Deputies from Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties began serving several search warrants in the Island Mountain area associated with large scale marijuana cultivation sites.
Personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were assisting Deputies as it was suspected that situations of water diversion, water theft and environment degradation would be discovered.
Specific details of the search warrant services will be released on 06-23-2015 as information becomes available.