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:
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
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
United States Forest Service Law Enforcement
Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP)