[UPDATE Thursday] Eradication Operation Nets Nearly 2,500 Marijuana Plants, 600+ Pounds of Hanging Marijuana, Firearms and More
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On 07-25-2017 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office conducted a marijuana investigation/eradication operation on the Sherwood Valley Rancheria (22000 block of East Side Road in Willits, California) at the request of the Sherwood Valley Tribal Counsel.
The operation lead by the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team (COMMET) resulted in the following seizures:
2,421 marijuana plants eradicated
611 pounds of processed hanging marijuana
95 pounds of processed marijuana
Less than a half of gram of cocaine
More information will be made available by press release at a later date.
UPDATE from the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office:
The following persons were arrested on the following charges during the operation:
Rudolph Esquivel [3056 PC violation of parole]
Dennis Hoaglin [29800(a)(1) PC felon with firearm]
Gary Robinson [11358(d)(1) H&S cultivation of marijuana by sex offender]
Robin Phillips [11358(d)(1) H&S cultivation of marijuana by sex offender,
29800(a)(1) PC felon with firearm,12022a1 PC armed during felony]
Patrick Welsh [148(a)(1) PC resist/delay peace officer]
Gregorio Martinez Guzman [11350a H&S possession of cocaine]
The County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team (COMMET) were assisted by personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Cal Fire and the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force.
See also the Mendocino Voice’s story: