Law Enforcement Detains One in Kneeland Area

HCSOToday, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office headed to the Kneeland area. As of 9:45 a.m., one individual was detained on Tim Mullens Road which is about a mile past the elementary school. Lt. Wayne Hanson said that officers were there serving a search warrant for marijuana.

Witnesses say that eight law enforcement vehicles including a chipper headed out that way about 8 a.m. We should have more details for you tomorrow.



  • Is there a list for folks who purchase pesticides etc??or any poison?just wondering

    • No there’s no list of pesticide purchasers, they’re openly sold on shelves in hardware and farm supply stores, so anyone can buy the consumer versions. Some of the trespass growers allegedly get the restricted stuff that’s supposed to be applied by trained people from other agricultural workers who probably steal them from the farms in the agricultural valleys. And then they have found stuff that’s not legal to use in this country at trespass grows, so they assume it is coming from Mexico.

      • I once asked the owner of a local home fixin’s/garden/hardware store, now and ACE store that he stop selling all those poisons, that people were misusing them and throwing the leftovers down the toilet or in the trash etc, the whole rant…he had been a long time customer of my services at his home and business, so we were acquainted and I could speak frankly like that to him etc

        He said it was his largest profit center: the pesticides and fertilizers, round-up (yesterday article again suggesting/showing cancer causing link, big surprise, not) and all the rest of the garden and home chemicals in those categories. He said people would otherwise buy them elsewhere and at least they could have better advice from his more experienced staff, etc.

        Go to the hazardous material collection and see what people bring in…amazing quantities of of unused chemicals, and brought in by the few people who care enough to bother.

    • Good question! I wish the cops would write fines for illegal poisons, they are used way more in indoor grows for the new mites and mites resistant to the old sprays. Folks order from Colorado and other states. Northern humboldt is toxic with all that crap floating outta grow rooms and being dumped in local waterways that often empty into the bay. Majority of folks doing outdoor in so hum, for example, grow organically and with the wisdom of their years. Mayb its just the circles I know but I can think of 20 folks who do outdoor organically and just as many indoor that dont. Unfortunately have noticed folks who do both or started with indoor then moved to outside tend to use poisons.

      • “Northern humboldt is toxic with all that crap floating outta grow rooms and being dumped in local waterways that often empty into the bay.”


        I would like to address something here regarding this statement in your comment above. I mean this as no disrespect you. I understand from your comment that you are against pesticide use and in favor of more organic methods. I respect that. I am not in any way trying to condone the over use or misuse of pesticide in any way, shape or form. That being said I do understand the need for pesticide use in responsible manner, in accordance with manufacturers directions and safe disposal. There is methodology that can be set into practice that will ensure proper breakdown with minute or zero residue left on the flower come harvest time. There are many Farmers that employ this type of ideal when using pesticides. Any responsible farmer understands the responsibility they have to the consumer.

        In this time of extreme polarization we need to keep our thoughts, opinions and ideas in perspective. This is a changing time in the history of Cannabis. We are going to have a state wide, for profit, medical framework in place soon. We are going to have a realistic county cultivation ordinance in place soon. We need to end the polarization of our community. Farmers have the responsibility to reach out and help to inform folks so that there is an awareness about good farming practices. If a person were to read your statement above and take it as fact, they would be led to believe that there are farmers in Northern Humboldt County that are using so much pesticide in such an irresponsible manner that is literally being dumped into the waterways in mass quantity. This is simply not the case. There are isolated incidents and there are for sure Farms that are operating at far less than ideal standards. But your blanket statement does no good. It further perpetuates the negative narrative that has sprung up due to a percentage of bad practice farmers being spotlighted in the news. Since a large portion of the news disseminated by local sources comes from the HCSO it is rife with bias. That being said there is much rhetoric cast by pro cannabis people also. By using conjectures and generalities both side of the issue have put themselves in bad light. Now is the time for information and education so the good folks of Humboldt can make an informed choice on how to move forward into a legal, regulated market.

  • I also think there should be some kind of regulation on both pesticides and poisons in large amounts , at the very lease some kind of signature .

  • Ya that’s what I was afraid of.that shit is gonna kill us all!!invent a safer product.that is earth friendly.i know it sounds impossible just sayin we smoke that shit too

  • Reading the comments above I think there is some misunderstanding about pesticide use vs abuse an what is legal in the State of CA and what is not.

    First off there are various types of pesticides that are available in California. The ones most people are aquatinted with are the various varieties that we all see in our local garden store, Ace Harware or even supermarkets. They come in various forms, liquids, powders, oils etc. All of these have been deemed by the State to be safe, if you used properly for consumer use. These products need no special training other than the directions that are written on the packaging. Included in these directions are procedures not only for application but also for disposal. In truth most of these products are very dilute. You can take this list of products down as far as Raid, or even Off for that matter. The second tier of CA approved products are available for commercial use. Use of these products for the most part requires some basic training and certification. These products are applied on a rather large scale. The operators need to wear eye, hand and body protection and usually some for of respirator. These products are generally for ag use. The third tier are products used by exterminators. They are not ag products. The varieties of insects the exterminate are not ag pests. These require certification to handle as well as apply.

    In the cannabis industry, there are a wide variety of products that are available. Some organic such as neem or varieties of it such as Azatrol or Azamax. Some are not. One of the problems that exists is that just north of our border OR has quite a more relaxed law on what consumers are able to purchase. Another issue is that none of the products available at any level have been tested on cannabis. They are mostly food grade products. That being said, no one is sure how they react to being inhaled via smoking. That being said, all insecticides have a breakdown period. That is a time from which they are applied until the residual is no longer present. This time varies by many factors, but generally sun light and exposure are main factors.

    There have been many instances of late where we have all seen the misuse of and poor handling of a variety of almost each of the tiers above along with instances of products not even legal for sale within the state. In each of these cases and truthfully even with the products legal here in our state it is up to the individual to be responsible. This is just one of the many reasons we need to adopt a State wide regulatory framework for cannabis. That way it can be tested and inspected prior to delivery. Also the farms themselves can be inspected. Then you will see responsible pesticide use, the same way it is in all the ag applications. Also we will have products that are made specifically for cannabis cultivation with real data on breakdown periods. So the products that are delivered to market can meet industry standard tolerances

  • Why this is a valid conversation, how does this relate to the article. U wna stop the real hard hitters go after

  • Gona get me some a that chipper hash. ……..uh huh

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