Multiple Sites Raided Last Week in Mendocino
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 08-27-2015 Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Officers began investigations into the cultivation of marijuana in several locations off of Registered Guest Road Laytonville Ca. The operation was a two day event in which seven search warrants were served.
Seized pursuant to search warrants were over 800 marijuana plants ranging in size from 6 to 15 feet in height. Also seized was a Butane Honey Oil Extraction laboratory as well as indicia of occupancy, under $5,000.00 cash, scales and packaging materials.
CDFW Wildlife Officers located several water diversions including stream bed alterations. Further investigation revealed one of these streams contained juvenile steelhead. CDFW Officers also noted the streams were being “de watered” as a large portion of the flows were being diverted to marijuana grow sites. Several items such as plastic piping, steel chicken wire fencing, and other trash which are detrimental to wildlife were also located within the riparian zones of the stream and creek beds.
Deputies arrested Jullian McCorkendale of Missouri, April Carey of Kansas, Nathaniel Levy of Oklahoma, and Kaleie Larson of Nebraska, on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, and manufacturing a controlled substance. They were transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges.
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