CAMP Comes to Humboldt

  Every summer for 28 years, the deep bass whop whop whop of helicopter blades have thrummed across California skies. This year is no exception. According to the Times Standard, the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) has returned to Humboldt to join our Sheriff’s office for its annual effort to reduce the supply of marijuana by “eradicating the large marijuana

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Mendocino National Forest Raids Net Pot, Pesticides, Plastic Pipe, and People

Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release: Operation Full Court Press concludes a three week long, multi-agency marijuana operation in Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama, and Trinity counties.  Targeting large scale, illegal marijuana grows in and around the Mendocino National Forest. The operation consisted of more than 300 personnel from 25 local, state, and federal agencies. The conclusion of the second phase

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Sheriff Allman Says More Local Folk May Face Arrests as Result of Mendo National Forest Raids

In addition to the 102 arrests already made, Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman says that there will be more arrests next week.  According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, “”The more intelligence we gather, and the more we can put (detainees) with a garden, of course you’re going to have more arrests,” Allman said. “Next week you’ll see a click-up on some

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Raids In Mendocino National Forest Rack Up Big Numbers But CAMP's Funding's Cut For Next Year

  More than 100 people were arrested and nearly half a million pot plants were eradicated in Operation Full Court Press–a multi agency operation designed to clear Mendocino National Forest of marijuana gardens. The two week series of raids also led to 1500 pounds of processed marijuana being seized as well as “23 tons of trash, 22 miles of irrigation

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Big Ferndale Bust

Humboldt Co. Sheriff Press Release: On 07-28-2011 at approximately 1100 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a 38-acre parcel located off Price Creek Road, Ferndale. When deputies arrived on scene they located 4 outdoor marijuana gardens on the property. Deputies seized 977 growing marijuana plants from the

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Cocaine

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYS732zyYfU&feature=player_embedded] If you want to get down, down on the ground; Cocaine… That dirty Cocaine. Accompanied by nearly every voice in the room, “Cocaine” was belted out endless times by cover bands in the Cellar and Riverwood Inn during the early eighties.  The hard driving rhythm but sad ache expressed an ambivalence many had towards the white powder invading the

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Road Blocks and Searches Accompany Raids in Mendocino National Forest

The law enforcement operation in Mendocino National Forest known as Full Court Press has found around 300,000 marijuana plants and arrested around 80 people. See Videos of the operation here  Video — From The Field: Crews Work To Uproot Marijuana Plants  and here Video — From The Field: Crew Eradicating Marijuana Reach Camp Site and here some still photos. The

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The Price of Pot Could Go Up? And Some Curious Bits of Information

I just watched the Frontline show, The Pot Republic, online.  It is an excellent piece of intelligent reporting on the issues facing law enforcement and the rest of us in California. Connected to the show is Tom Allman’s interview– a must read.  I came away much more informed on the breaking situation in the Mendocino National Forest.  Allman says that is

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