[UPDATE 7 p.m.] Law Enforcement Visiting South of Cooks Valley
At approximately 9 a.m., law enforcement began raiding properties south of Cooks Valley near Indian Creek. According to a witness, there are approximately seven vehicles and one helicopter. One of the white vehicles is hauling a chipper.
Officers are hanging from the helicopter on cables and being dropped into remote areas. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a local resident reported seeing “three trips with two dopes on a rope heading up Indian Creek towards Jones Creek so far.”
UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: According to a witness, there have been about six trips with the helicopter to the area where the raid is taking place.
UPDATE 5:52 p.m.: Mendocino Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that COMMET was operating near Piercy with the assistance of CAMP. In addition, we received a report that multiple vehicles plus a chipper were seen headed south about 5 p.m. Looks like the visit is over, folks.
UPDATE 7 p.m.:
Mendocino Sheriff’s Office says,
There was total of 8,222 plants eradicated and one person was detained at a 1,066 plant grow and later released pending a report being filed with the DA’s Office. Sounds like it was open field activity and not search warrant related.