HCSO Eradicates 10,000+ Growing Cannabis Plants While Serving Search Warrant in Dinsmore Area

This is a press release from the Humboldt 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 August 22, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Humboldt County Environmental Health and HAZMAT Unit, Humboldt County Planning and Building Department and the State Water Board assisted in the service of the warrant.

One parcel was investigated during the service of the warrant. The parcel did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.

During the service of the warrant, deputies eradicated approximately 10,211 growing cannabis plants. Deputies seized and destroyed over 400 pounds of cannabis bud and over 200 pounds of cannabis shake. Deputies also located and seized two firearms and a high capacity magazine.

Assisting agencies found the following violations:

– Three water diversion violations (up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Four stream alteration violations (up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation)

– One water 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)

– Failure to label hazardous waste violation (up to $70,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Failure to close hazardous waste containers violation (up to $70,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Failure to report a hazardous materials release (up to $5,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Failure to prevent a hazardous waste release (up to $70,000 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)

– Building without a permit violations (up to $10,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Streamside management violations

– Sewage violations

– Junk cars violations

Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.

Manuel David Aguirre, 23, of Mexico, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges: felony cultivation of cannabis, possession of an assault weapon, carrying a loaded firearm in commission of a felony, resisting a peace officer, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of cannabis for sales.

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.



  • PIGS! simply atrocious! glad they got kracked with no regard for cleaning up!

  • One more down,13,000 to go!

  • Filthy Animals

  • Why did they take his glock apart? 🤔

  • What a shit show!

  • I think people aught to rethink ” go big or go home”

  • “They’re not sending us their best”- President Trump

    • fuzzy haired dude

      “They got an asshole in the white house” – Mexico

      • You would know…

      • They got an asshole ILLEGAL destroying our country. The man in the White house doesn’t destroy, he builds. Like the economy, and our small businesses. The illegal is just one of many illegals working that grow, hope they find them all and deport them. These kind of people are why we want the wall, to keep shit like this out of here. Look at the destructive treatment of our land by someone who has broken the law to come here, and while he is here, breaks many laws to grow pot. We have called ICE about this, so they can get him. Fuck sanctuary cities, round them up and send them away. Hey Mexico, stop sending people here who are so destructive. Hey Mexico, if you fixed your country, people would stop leaving. Stupid fucks.

        • Well said!!!

        • Then invest the $ into fixing the actual immigration system, than waste it on a wall.
          Don’t you know Mexicans have shovels & ladders?
          This is just propaganda, to make us look the other way, while they drain the treasury.
          Pretty soon, they’ll be no money to build a wall, which they never intended to build in the first place. [edit]

          • Push two for English

            Any system that acts as any restriction to anyone will bring out such outcries. There is nothing that is acceptable to the noisy, rude, intolerant except that they get what they want every single time. They will cry racists or cruelty or injustice over everything until they get what they want. They will push and push and push without regard to the damage they create. As long as it’s to their advantage, they will try to turn their own bad, disrespectful behavior into the problem of those trying to resist.

            To such people, there is no fixing the immigration status. Nothing will be respected unless they have everything as they want it.

        • Trump is a man? He behaves more like he’s just Putin’s little bitch. Lemme get this straight.

          Its like not OK for a cannabis farmer in Humboldt to hire a guy with a Mexican passport. But its OK if a staunch republican that owns Yarrabee Farms in Iowa hires an ‘illegal’ immigrant to work….until he kills a white girl. Then its not OK. Its just a matter of WHO makes the MONEY with their immigrant workers. I get it now. As long as you voted for the chump of the united states its all good. You old white guys are sensuously scared of people who…..aren’t old white guys!

          • Immigration shouldn’t be a political football. Everyone should understand the importance of legal immigration and how it affects all of us. Don’t get me wrong, Latin Americans want a better life, so they’ll do whatever it takes to take care of their families. At what cost? As long as there is inequality in the world, and the television keeps telling the world about the dreams come true in America, people will do whatever it takes to make that journey, and there are employers willing to hire someone who will work their asses off because of what is at stake. Giving illegals jobs and benefits is what keeps them coming, and they are being used for a larger political game. Just as the illegal who gets hired will not complain about the job, the illegals here do not hold government accountable like generations of us citizens who have been taxed to create all those social programs that are being diverted to illegals. Tough problem to fix once the borders and institutions have been compromised.
            If you want bring Mexico standards with you, you are the problem, not the solution.

            • Lol. Biggest crock of bs explanation vs solution I’ve ever read. Just smoke and mirrors.

              • There’s obviously a bigger agenda at play, and honestly, …we suck at doing anything about it, no matter how much complainin goes on in the comments.

                If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t allow it.

                What are your thoughts on this?

            • The children crossing from the central american northern triangle truly need asylum. We exported the street gangs from LA to C.A. 30 years ago and this is the result.

          • That sort of rhetoric is exactly why Trump became President. The irrational. unfair and frenzied attacking of anyone who disagrees. The hatefulness of the strange assemblage of people who live to be victims and those who just love to see themselves as defending the sanctified) causes attacking anyone who points out their lack of common sense. People of hate (mostly while thinking they are above having to live by their own words) finally got served with a dose of their own medicine and they can’t get over the injustice of it.

            You are right about its being important who rather than what. The alternative to Trump in the election was a candidate with a long history of dishonesty, malfeasance, selling of office, etc. Yet somehow, because she said the magic words that she could not have delivered even if she took the time from her agenda of self aggrandizement to do it, her very bad behavior was to be ignored while scorn and insult was heaped on those who would vote for something that was less bad.

            Trump is the result of the unremitting hatefulnes in this county, that thinks so well of itself, it can’t respect anyone daring not to go along.

            • Only attack opposite opinions? I only pointed out the Lack of common sense in the Wall solution, then was bombarded with smoke & mirrors, for the havingopposite opinion??? Like I first said, don’t you know Mexicans come with shovels and ladders? So where is the common sense to spend millions upon millions on a wall, impossible to man from west to east, when all it takes are another’s shoulders. Why not spend the millions upon millions to fix the immigration system in Washington vs an expensive wall, even Grandma can jump. Sure, a wall makes absolute common sense vs fixing the actual problem.

        • Do you really think that was his grow alone????? Come on now face the fact that white boys are hiring these illegals

        • Humboldt Hillsman

          Mexico doesn’t send us people.

    • What about the Golden state killer who was a cop? O ya he’s white Caucasian male who raped 50 women and murdered. What about all the school shootings, O ya white Caucasian males. Making money has nothing to do with race, he made a bad decision doesn’t matter what race you are, every race makes bad decisions.

      • Or the white guy who killed his pregnant wife an 2 kids. Or the white woman who drove their adoptive family off a cliff. Or the white couple who chained their kids to the beds. Speaking of honesty, remind me again why there’s no collusion with Russia, when multiple Trump campaign associates played footsie with known Putin operatives, honest or selling our country’s office ? 🤔

        • Oh, so you now say that illegals (assumed to be non white) can be every bit as miserable excuses for human beings as any white person? That they are not all innocent as a new born babe?

          You know the difference? There’s no one crying “racists” when the evil white (arbitrarily designated as needed) people are the subject of condemnation. And a only a damn few of the ugliest white supremacist types to keep raising race issues to justfy bad behavior, upon which we’re all allowed to dump scorn on them.

          Consider this kind of countering allegations of bad behavior with examples of other race’s bad behavior duly scorned as just the same.

          As to Trump- it’s not that people believe Trump hasn’t done anything improper as much as, flawed as he may be, he is better than those the haters would foist on us and don’t care what the haters sa- they would be busy trashing anyone and everyone if Trump wasn’t there to out trash them.

          • #MilitaryParade! Let us show the world that dumb white narcissistic crooks are not to be fucked with. We got the bullets. We got the twitters. Its good. Very good. All good.

            Trump may be a crook but at least he is a better crook than the crooks that don’t look like us.

          • Nope that’s what you said, not me. Was only pointing out walls don’t protect us, especially from ourselves. Think before you speak, vs just regurgitated bird seed.

            • Too bad that your filters only allow you to regurgitate hate. As long as you can hitch any pejorative together with white, you don’t seem need to examine what people say or even what you say yourself. You just unload what ever sounds insulting to white people. Needs no effort at all.

              Frankly the woman who drove her family off the cliff or the man who murdered his wife would have no connection to building a wall at all. Inserting stuff like that is just a knee jerk reaction to anyone who complains about any illegal immigrant. No matter what they have done, you seem to feel that listing bad things that white people have done erases it. I’d be surprised that Kym allows it except for it never being edited.

              So no, I was being sarcastic when I said that you allowed that illegals could be just as poor excuses for humanity as anyone else. It is clear that you can not accept that very rational idea as possible.

              • Nope, that’s what you said not me. I just disagreed and gave some examples of homegrown dangers and a couple puns why a wall doesn’t work. Never did I throw Hater-Aid your in your face. By the way, I’m white too yo. Why are you so offended over white homegrown examples. Maybe you just don’t like hearing opposite opinions? Good thing this is the good old USA, where u and I can say, do and believe what we want, even if you sound nuts. Anything other than that, where the opposite opinion is not welcome, would not be a Republic Democracy but a…………? I look forward to hearing your reply, thanks to freedom of speech. Toot away opposite one, toot away all you want, your welcome to it!

                • A string of insults is not a good use of speech. The ones doing it presumes that they have understanding that the ones they insult don’t, which is hardly ever true. In fact it is usually the converse. They do not understand their own motives much less those they abuse.

                  The worst thing about inarticulate insults is that it shuts down the intellect of the one doing it. It is constipation of mind, unhealthy where discussion is the opposite. Enough of it and, in response, it creates a hateful society where compromise is tantamount to suicide as haters pile on in personal vendettas when they confuse that with capitulation. Those of good will, of tolerance, who would actually achieve a goal if they can, are shut down by the viciousness, while those who trade insults drag society down and down.

                • You have such a cute lil way of twisting words around towards your own agenda, while shutting down the opposite opinion with articulate insults. Interesting.

  • so this is what a shit hole country looks like, eh

  • Send him back to Mexico and build that wall!

  • Build the wall please is the prime example of what not to do in a grow pumping it directly from the river how f’d is that

  • Assylum seeking migrant

  • looks like Tia Wana

  • Why is it so damn hard for some folks to BAG UP THEY’RE GARBAGE and take it off the mtn???? What goes up, must come down. Why the desire to mess shit up, so then it reminds them of home?? Drives me bonkers!

  • Honeydew Bridge....

    Marijuana is bad for you, it’s not a healthy lifestyle, healing plant, it’s just a way to get stoned.

    Cool cats grew silly things years ago, cool cats stepped back and will reap the real profit in real estate.

    Keep on keeping on….

  • Actually pumping from the river is much better than diminishing ground aquifers or using springs high in the mountains that act as cold creeks for fish in the main rivers. Keep pumping

    • Like the Colorado which dries up miles from the shore? Taking water anywhere up stream means the fish can’t get there anyway. Water is a precious commonly shared resource and not to be frittered away to make money for those willing to steal it all. And a litany of “it’s not me- it’s the other guy” does nothing to resolve the problem.

  • Wonder how much wildlife was shot to protect the crop with them their hunting weapons?

    • “ hunting weapons”?
      a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.
      “nuclear weapons”
      a means of gaining an advantage or defending oneself in a conflict or contest.
      “resignation threats had long been a weapon in his armory”……….. now put hunting in front of the world. What??

  • So where’s all the busts in so hum with all the permitted farms being (75%) of them seems like they should be hitting garberville redway kettonpom a little harder to make a bigger statement. Then move on from there makes no since going back n forth help us out down here LEO get these blackmarket peeps out of here!

  • Your right ! They should be hitting Redway garberville more I still see the good ole dirtbags with the same egos around! Sick em in redway first please

  • At least they drink local beer.

  • Corrupt extortion rip off politics

    It’s interesting to read the Republicans from Fortuna’s point of view.no wonder Trump’s in office and Humboldts economy has no future.not condoning trashy living people need to take care of our forest that’s there excuse to fuck us all over that and county greed

  • Corrupt extortion rip off politics

    Devide and conquer you people are lining up to eat cheese on here.giving up his brother.what a bunch of rattttsssss!!!!!!!

  • It seems this guy was in the permitting process. However, since this is new cultivation and not existing, he didn’t have a temp county license. They might be paying attention more than some think.

  • Yes I am so sick of these Garberville growers, sh!ty attitude, grow dozer punks please clean some of them out. Make em pay the fees or chip em maybe that’ll change their attitudes

  • WillSmithFreshPrinceOfHumCO

    This is how they do it in Mexico

  • Garbervillechump

    Mexico makes more money off weed to this day then cocaine meth & herion. Look up the facts before you assume [edit]

    • After the FED arrested Juan Guzman, now America has control of his accounts. ElChapo was induced with a chemical truth serum while undergoing hypnosis by the CIA/DEA. How do you think they get suspected murderers to volunteer info of their crimes? I LIVE IN DOUGLAS, AZ. A kilo of Heroin is $1800 vs. a bay area $4000 a pound. A kilo of cocaine is 15K, and a kilo of meth runs for about the same price as coke. Mexican weed is around $50 a lb.

  • All this hate thrown at the man arrested. Remember, he is just the worker

    • Don’t spoil the party! It’s a MEXICAN.. build the wall !!
      Ever notice that only the trumpers flock to these threads, like moths to a flame.

      • Are you saying there is collusion among commenters or just commenters that voted for Trump? Good work big E

        • Of course you hate Trump supporters. Their dang insistence on legality is a serious interference to your pursuit of money. It’s not complex and it’s not principles. Like Bill Clinton was reported to say, it’s the economy. Only for you it’s only your personal economy that matters.

          • Yes I have a problem with rascists like you… but you are having your day with your president, so I wish you good luck with that. I really hope this country can get back on track and start moving forward again sometime soon, and all your types will crawl back under your rocks.

            • What comment have I ever made that was racist? Perfering a general atmosphere of legality is not racist. I would think that hiring illegals to take advantage of their situation would come closer to racism. You use that term to sling mud at anyone who disagrees with you. Mud is not truth.

              Why do you think that people should quietly bear with your slurs while you have zero tolerance for anything that offends you. You may not like it but is more real that your support of anti Trump is based on self interest than on altruism.

              Frankly the under rock dwellers have been the illegal pot growers. At least the ones conveniently liberal as long as they could ignore burdensome laws. The minute they are forced to accommodate the law’s demands, they whine like a two year old.

      • Pot grower’s outlaw life extends to hiring illegal workers. They work hard, are unlikely to report their abuse to the authorities. The growers do not pay worker’s comp, unemployment, disability, etc . Those are long fought for human rights that, like other social compacts, illegal pot growers ignore. This is no different than any major company using sweatshops to increase their personal wealth.

        Those who follow the law are the ones who have seen to these people, not the growers. So of course they are worried about the volume of illegals because they are the ones paying the taxes for these legalized human rights. Even when the growers don’t. Not you, us. Us who support legality are the good guys. Only those who live an outlaw life are so totally self involved as to use then throw out humans.

        Snide comments about the racism of others has all the morality of Hollywood, which chimes in for liberal values while screwing every dime out of everyone they can. Their cries are “A billion dollars of other people’s money for the cause but not a dime out of my own pocket for the maid, gardener or pool boy.” No uppity, independent employees paid well for them. And certainly no doing their own dirty work.

    • Anti troll league

      Talk about sterotypes. It never occurred to me he was not running his own independent grow. I guess I need to change my perception of Mexican from people like anyone else to assumed peon.

  • Looks like a nother greedy person that likes to produce more than he can eat now the dumb son of a bitches have bit of more thay they can chew 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • This Disgusting Grow needed Delt with Thank Goodness .

    Our Family’s need Hope
    In Peach Estelle she has sold us out.

  • Yes recall estelle, and rex bone they are scheeming backstabbing theives.we havent evan seen the consequences of there actions yet but there a comin

  • Before you go blasting names, you need to check your facts because it was not any of the Diaz brothers.

  • Knowwhoyou'reblasting

    You need to know your facts before you start blasting names all over the place it was not any of the Diaz brothers

  • Know who you're blasting

    It is not the fat brother it is not any of the brothers you guys need to know your facts before you start blasting people’s names on here

  • The Racism of the Humboldt COUNTY Sheriff dept shines; notice how they never make arrests or post pics any more,, but, because this man was a mexican, they arrested him, posted his pic, and they were sure to stage and post gun pics that had Mexico Passport and Mexico paperwork, obviously they were makimg sure that the public know: “we got a mexican”…… Every once in a while they actually find a mexican grow, and when they do they post up the pics of beans and tortillas just to make sure it fits their narrative to garner support that “mexicans here illegally are growing all this pot on our public lands”…. Of course this is to garner support for their failing war on cannabis, even though cannabis is now legal, the “mexican grow” narrative keeps the support of the racists and bigots and of course the Trump troll people.

    • Most likely this was one of the few cases where a person had a passport showing his nationality. An illegal is unlikely to have one, a US citizen is unlikely to have one. And it would not surprise me if the police were not allowed to ask status in California.

      I remember awhile back the men stealing the succulents had reference made to their nationality. So they too probably had passports with them too. Despite the aggressive allegation of bias, it most likely not the police showing it.

  • Black Markets Matter

    when you get raided the cops trash the place then take pictures.

  • Tax paying blue collar citizen

    @Over it- Anyone with a quarter of brain capacity would know that this guy was just a worker, the financer/profiter would have employeed anyone but is probably smart enough to know that Mexicans are more reliable than white trash tweakers. So don’t blame this on immigration blame it on your grower buddies..[edit]

  • Treaty breaking [edit], yeah you got all the bullets, bombs, etc. One thing we got is time! All great nations bring themselves down, with help from trump and his minions. Just fun to watch him divide the poor folks

    • Anti troll league

      So much hate. If the world was just, the haters of all kinds would all get locked in the same place where they could hiss, spit and insult each other for infinity. I bet you couldn’t tell them apart without a program. Check some apparently can’t read well enough to do it with a program.

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