[UPDATE 3:11 p.m.] ‘Normal Raid Season,’ Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office in Sprowel Creek Today [and Benbow]
According to Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were in Sprowel Creek on Barnum Timber property with the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) eradicating illegal trespass grows today. Hanson said that several deputies were assisted by CAMP in what he called a “normal raid season” event. Almost every year, Hanson says, deputies from his department are called to the area to remove gardens planted there without the Timber company’s permission. This year, as happens frequently, law enforcement is assisted by a CAMP helicopter.
UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: Lt. Hanson got back to us with information from eradication efforts in Sprowel Creek. He explained that the Barnum Timber gardens had been partially harvested already. However, 350 plants were removed today.
With that complete, the operation has now moved to Benbow.