Sheriff’s Office Headed Up Alderpoint Road Today and Where They Were Wednesday and Thursday
Yesterday, we spoke to Lt. Wayne Hanson about this Wednesday and Thursday’s raids. (He wasn’t at the office but he kindly gave us a quick review. We’ll catch up later for a more comprehensive look.) Wednesday’s raid began some time after midnight when deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and members of CAMP headed to what he characterized as a Drug Trafficking Organization out Hwy 36. The growers had planted several 1000 plants. The SWAT team went with the convoy because Hanson said that the Sheriff’s Office believed the growers to be armed and dangerous. “The officers don’t know what they are going to encounter at sites like these,” he said, so they enter early in the morning. While the officers did hear voices, they were not able to capture any of the growers.
At the time we reached Hanson yesterday, he wasn’t able to speak of the raid that was ongoing then. He was only able to confirm that there was a raid Thursday out Hwy 36. We’ll request more information today.