Three Arrested: 3200 Marijuana Plants, Water Diversions, Dead Deer, etc., Says Mendocino Sheriff’s Office
Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On 07-10-15 Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office COMMET unit (County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team) assisted by law enforcement officers of BLM, US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife and Lake County Sheriff’s Office, conducted an investigation of a marijuana garden located in the area of the Red Mountain Campground on Cow Mountain BLM Recreation Area, which is located just East of Ukiah in Mendocino County.
Law Enforcement personnel were able to locate the marijuana garden and camp. The three listed suspects [see below] were located in the camp and attempted to flee and resist arrest and were apprehended by a US Forest Service police K-9 unit.
Located in the camp was a loaded, “sawed off” shotgun, a loaded pistol, as well as over 3200 marijuana plants, scales, packaging material, and processed marijuana. There was trash and litter strewn about, human waste, water diversions, and a recently killed deer which appeared to have been harvested for food.
All three suspects were taken to a local hospital and treated for the injuries sustained while they attempted to escape arrest, then booked into the Mendocino County jail for the listed charges with bail set at $50,000.00.