[UPDATE: Wednesday] Cannabis Caravan Near Blocksburg
We’ve received multiple reports of a large caravan headed into the Blocksburg area. A reader tells us that at 8 a.m. approximately 10 vehicles had staged at the intersection of Homestead Road and Alderpoint Road. One of them had a chipper, he said.
We’ve also received a report of a helicopter in the area.
We received a report of another 10 vehicles headed south on Hwy 101 by Loleta at approximately 8:20 a.m. We’re not sure if they are headed to the same place or some place different.
UPDATE 10:20 a.m.: According to a resident, they came and left to the Larabee Creek subdivision and reportedly went to a ranch above Blocksburg.
UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: According to Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, There are “easily 12 plus vehicles in the area” and a helicopter. Officers from the Sheriff’s Office as well as CAMP are doing both open field searches and serving multiple search warrants in the Alderpoint and Blocksburg areas. Hanson said there are around six search warrants being served and all “are within three or four miles of each other as the crow flies.”
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: We have confirmed with Robin Collins of Green Road Consulting that his clients had filed papers with the County and were as far as they knew in compliance with County Rules when he and one of his clients was detained in handcuffs while the plants were cut down and chipped up. We will be filing a full story soon.