Drug Enforcement Unit Serves Warrant Near Blocksburg

Marijuana grow raidPress release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit:

On Oct. 3, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Blocksburg area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California State Water Board and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department assisted in the service of the warrant.

The parcel investigated, located on the 36,000 block of Alderpoint Road, did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.Marijuana grow raid
During the service of the warrant, deputies eradicated approximately 2,139 growing cannabis plants.

Assisting agencies found the following violations:
– One water diversion violation (up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation)
– One stream alteration violation (up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation)
– One sediment pollution violation (up to $20,000 fine per day, per violation)
– One fuel pollution violation (up to $20,000 fine per day, per violation)
– One depositing trash in or near a waterway violation (up to $20,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Dredging/Filling without a permit violations ($5,000-$10,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Improper storage and removal of solid waste violations (up to $25,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Commercial cannabis ordinance violations (up to $10,000 fine per day)
– Streamside management violations

No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.Marijuana grow raid

Update from HCSO:

We’d like to add one thing to this press release for clarification purposes.

While serving the warrant, deputies on scene observed a water diversion occurring on Martin Creek (as seen in the photographs provided). Martin Creek is a tributary to Larabee Creek, which is a tributary to the Van Duzen River.

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35 comments

  • Salmon no like

    • Ya ya ya blah blah blah

      They didn’t count all that medicine. I call bullshit! What , did they count it as they used the owners bobcat to plow it all down!

  • Salmon no like .Fishermen no like .tourist no like .

  • Holy Ned!

  • nice sea of green though,,,to bad about the way they went about it,,,,

  • Tired of liberals

    That’s what you call a field of dreams. Glad they got taken out

    • Field looks great a tad bit of a maintenance nightmare. Shame they could not manage the support of the field without destroying the environment. I would rather see the county spend the tax dollars to support them in getting it corrected and teaching how to properly manage and capture the resources to support the field of operation. As for them being my competition yea they should be chipped for not making the effort. I am just down the road and would gladly volunteer to assist them in getting compliant.

  • Just another ma and pa grow…nothing to see unless you’re a drone, a chopper, or a satellite.

  • John Ford sending letters to those who are permitted.lol. Evan people with state licenses.doesnt matter if you’re permitted or not you’re on a time clock to collapse. Especially if Gavin newsom is elected he wants 8or 10 corporations in CA only running the whole industry.he sneakily passed prop 64 to begin with.

    • O. He will be elected….he is very smart and hob nobs with the big dogs. Did I mention the system was designed to fail? Oh well.

  • the sediment slide from the historic mining operations on the ridge to the east put millions of cubic yards of sediment into that watershed. the gravel mining operation near the road will never put a dent in the rock that didn’t washout to the eel. notice all the angular rock in the creek.

  • Larabee Creek runs directly in to the Main Fork of the Eel River.

    • HumboldtBiologist

      Correct, Larabee Creek is not a tributary of the Van Duzen. It flows west at the base of the Chalk Mountains where it flows directly into the Main Stem of the Eel River.

  • too boku….too boku…

  • So this picture of the pump doesn’t go with this busted grow?

    • Yes it is a part of the operation. In this instance for me being chipped is proper punishment. No excuse taking water!!

  • Pigs get fed. Hogs get slaughtered. Glad these hogs got popped.

    • Ahhhh…. aren’t hogs n pigs de same ting Ma?

    • “We, the people are rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

  • Go check lost coast Outpost..has video of bobcact tractor driving through that whole garden…looks alot more efficient than the chipper..holy shit…Kym you should post this video..I would rather go to your site ..thanks for all you do

  • The end all …… humboldt county supervisors newly bought “drone pollinator”.

  • Oh that sucks… My condolences to whom ever was responsible for cultivating all those beautiful and healthy asf looking ladys

  • He’s a real hassa..

    Watched that video, that pan over at the end, They were blowin it up those greedy little piggys. 😂

  • Yeah my sympathies to the guy who worked his ass off and just got ripped off by the new improved rip off mob!!!!I what Humboldt county is known for worldwide is its beautiful cannibas gardens and hard working back country growers and thats being destroyed by greedy lying politicians,and you scabs commenting on here are ignorant or jealous or bolth.you know they recinded a constitutional amendment (Riparian water rights put in the Constitution in the 1880s) without Evan getting voter approvel thats what you lames should be worried about.your too stupid to see whats really at stake here and what the crime that really is being committed against all of you.your eating up this environmental lie at the cost of American freedom,the American Constitution,and life and the pursuit of happiness.sure a few people are blowing it but the majority of us love this place,the hills,nature and wouldn’t degradade the environment that’s why we’re not loggers. you think the massive permit farms that are paying off the rip off mob(the county) are good for the environment.lol

  • I don’t get it when Rio dell gets 100% of their water from the eel that’s totally fine. (Even though they have a spring that could feed the town) but when a pot grower uses water it’s the end of the world. Can someone clear this up for me. Rio dell is limited to 550 gpm pumping in the summer months 700+ in the winter. Look at the municipal services review.

    • big balls in the sky magee

      ahhh ill give it a whack. when communities siphon water it is for the betterment of the entire community. when a not-fully-legal (read illegal) pot scene siphons water it is for their own profit. not the end of the world for any one except the illegal operation. get it? community well being v criminal enterprise.

      there is a another way – stop crying and get legal and quit expecting everyone else to fix the fact that some people are horrible businessmen that can’t turn a profit.

  • Definitely way more then 2100 plants there, someone didn’t count very well

  • You stay legal and work like a slave to give your profit margin too the county and state of California,me I’m not on my knees too fish and game chortling to not be shut down and to be robbed.always and forever a true outlaw like the forefathers of this industry.THE real pot growers.not the Pepsi generation cop blow hards

  • Has anyone noticed more fuel trucks on the road these days?

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