Four Search Warrants Served in Blocksburg Yield 5091 Plants, Sheriff Office Sends Multiple Helicopters Looking for Marijuana Gardens
On Tuesday, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served four warrants due east of Blocksburg that yielded 5091 marijuana plants, said Lt. George Cavinta. And, he said, helicopters are out this week searching for more grows.
In Blocksburg, Cavinta said that the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Water Quality Board discovered numerous violations including un-permitted water tanks, diesel tanks and water usage.
In addition, Animal Services were called to deal with a dog “tethered between two trees with no food or water.” Cavinta stated he would be “very interested” in knowing who claimed the dog.
No suspects were located at any of the locations where warrants were served on Tuesday. All structures seemed uninhabited. “The living quarters were clear,” he said, with no sign of anyone currently staying in the buildings.
“We anticipate a further investigation,” Cavinta stated.
In addition, Cavinta said that no helicopter accompanied his crew to the sites on Tuesday as reported by a witness in the earlier story. However, he did say that multiple helicopters have been doing reconnaissance looking for marijuana grows this week–“mostly on public lands.”
He clarified that his office was unable to use Google Earth to get warrants for arrests in marijuana cases as the photos must have been taken in the 10 days prior to asking a judge for a warrant. Google Earth images, he said, were at least one year old.