Eureka Man Arrested In Trinity County Marijuana Sweep

This is a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


Francisco Chavez, DOB: 10-04-1958, Eureka, CA

September 8-11, 2015 the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers and Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) conducted marijuana raids and eradication operations on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and on a private Timber Preserve in Southern Trinity County. Officers eradicated over 10,000 marijuana plants and cleaned up over 5 tons of trash, fertilizer and pesticides.

On September 10, 2015 Officers with the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and CAMP entered a private Timber Preserve in Southern Trinity County at the request of the absentee land owners and located nearly 1,500 marijuana plants, 2 tons of trash and fertilizer. Several suspects fled the area when contacted by Officers. Trinity County Sheriff K9 Johnny was able to apprehend one male subject identified as Francisco Chavez out of Eureka.

Chavez was arrested and booked into the Trinity County Jail on the above charges. Chavez is still in-custody and being held on $60,000.00 bail.


11358 HS – Plant/Cultivate/Etc Marijuana/Hashish

182 PC – Conspiracy to Commit Crime

148(a)(1) PC – Obstruct/Resist Public Officer/Etc

Agency’s involved:

Trinity County Sheriff’s Office

United States Forest Service Law Enforcement

Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP)



  • Member of CCVH ???

    • Bahahahahaha …(like)

    • River Runs Through It

      That is just stupid. Please refrain from even more ignorant comments about something you don’t know anything about. Their work is invaluable to this county, once everyones enemy will soon be everyones hero. Eyes open!!!!

  • 5 tons of trash?!?! C’mon folks, seriously who does that? Should be the same as in cooking in the kitchen, clean as you go. WTF!

  • Please the one thing that piss’s me off,trashing our lands and poisoning our waters.i don’t care if you grow weed just clean your shit up.its not hard just lazy fucking people.And stay off other folks property damn it!!they gro,get there dough,and go

  • There is something missing in this story… Where is the part where they get from 1500 plants and 2 tons of waste to 10,000 plants and 5 tons of waste?

    Either way it is too much trash, but there is more to this story…

  • One mans trash is another mans treasures.
    I have incredible self restraint. I never toss stuff away until a week before I need it.
    Why separate glass, cans, paper, plastics today when I can do it tomorrow at the center.
    A one ton pickup can make 5 trips to the dump, or a one ton & a rented trailer can make one trip, saving gas, carbon & the planet.

  • Again go after the Mexicans with a pd of heroin not. They are set free to bring in more heroin,it’s like the cop s leave them ,and there kind free,so they have job security. lol

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