Over 4000 Pounds of Processed Marijuana Seized When Search Warrant Served in Eastern Humboldt

Marijuana Tub

Processed cannabis in bins discovered at Grouse Creek search warrant.

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU):

On Oct. 29, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Grouse Mountain area of Humboldt County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Humboldt County Environmental Health and HAZMAT Unit and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department assisted in the service of the warrant.

Two parcels, located in the Grouse Creek watershed, were investigated during the service of the warrant. The parcels did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.

During the service of the warrant, deputies eradicated approximately 1,480 growing cannabis plants. Deputies seized and destroyed over 4,057 pounds of processed cannabis and approximately 464 pounds of cannabis shake. Deputies also located and seized one firearm with a magazine.

Assisting agencies found the following violations between the two parcels:

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

– Three stream crossing violations (up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Seven water pollution violations (up to $20,000 fine per day, per violation)

– Three depositing trash in or near a waterway violations (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 violation (up to $5,000 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)

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

– Streamside management violations

– Sewage violations

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

No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.

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.

Water diversion from a fish bearing streamWater diversion from a fish bearing stream of the Grouse Creek watershed
Fish located in Grouse Creek Watershed.Fish located in the Grouse Creek Watershed
Firearm and magazine seized during search warrant.Firearm and magazine seized during search warrant
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56 comments

  • we should throw that guy in jail for taking an undersized fish out of season.

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    Wwweeeewwww!!!!! Trumping up those environmental extortion lies!!!! Looks like someones land just got ripped off. That’s the new Humboldt county government way. Steal as much as you can!!!! Remember on election day who the thieves are

  • where’s the two tons of weed? what’s there don’t look processed to me

  • Two tons. Tons. I told you that stuff’s over-rated.

  • 4000 pounds of shit marijuana seized. . .FTFU!

  • You'll see the outcome

    If they were given there 33% to state and county none of those violations would exist, that’s the truth ruth

  • Looked real swaggy to me.Right on sheriff pusser honsal you guys are showing how shitty Downey regime was ,but kiking ass its restoring some faith in the sheriffs deptment ,but your only as good as your leader.

  • Where’s the fucking tree hugging, welfare sucking, [edit] environmentalists?! So they don’t give a rats ass about the trees here because they are the ones polluting the streams with human waste, stealing water from creeks to grow their own weed and shooting off random rounds of ammunition in the sky to ward of any trespassers (including deer, etc)! EPIC stands for Enviromental Protection Is a Crock!!

  • so kym, do you really not know what processed looks like vs having all the leaves all over it ????

    • I would call that cannabis being processed rather than actually processed marijuana myself. However, this is a press release from the Sheriff’s Office and I’m not sure if all the buds are in this state or not. But, I did question if all that bud were in the finished flower form, how much would it weigh then?

  • Dammmmmm there goes another 2 million dollars worth of black market weed off the market! This is still just the tip of the iceberg this year. No arrests just means these asshats will set up shop on leased land somewhere else next year. By the way…. nice 12 gauge magazine conversion.

    • future land auction bidder

      More like maybe $100,000 worth of moldy mite infested sohum schwag. I am pretty certain that the number of land owners willing to lease out their land to criminals is waning. Would you lease your land to criminals that are going to get you an assload of fines?

  • Oh gee, another shocking atrocity at the hands of the 5-0… But wait, it’s medicine for little suffering Johnny, or little Susie! Grow your personal stash, and quit ruining the county with your criminal grweed.

  • Again,,,,where’s the weed? We like our pictures, specially two tons of it.

  • Its not the county government thats killing “mom and pop” cannabis. Its you guys sticking up for market flooding greed heads. Back in the 90’s one big plant could by a new car. I guess you had to be here. Sorry you got here late it was a hell of a run and nobody would have bet that it would last 45+ years. Stop whining .

  • Damn! They went all the way to Home Depot for boxes?

  • LMAO. You guys are tops!!

    Somebody write up a novel or something – this is the best (non-conspiracy) NEWS i’ve read since Billy appointed an oath-less, bond-less Under Sheriff.

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

    No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. “Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.”

    —Additional violations are expected. Additional violations w/civil fines are expected – Pfft!

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    Central Humboldt excellent link/video on u tube!!!!!! This guy’s hitting the nail rite on the head. Notice the terminology our local government is using. COMPLIANT!!!!!! I hope everyone clicks and watches here’s the truth

  • I’m sick and tired of seeing these press releases without any names. They can at least give us an APN so we can look up the owner and then report their names. The county is releasing names when they issue an abatement order, which is a civil action — why not any names when it’s a criminal activity? This is wrong.

  • This question of legal plunder must be settled once and for all, and there are only three ways to settle it:

    1. The few plunder the many.
    2. Everybody plunders everybody.
    3. Nobody plunders anybody.

    We must make our choice among limited plunder, universal plunder, and no plunder. The law can follow only one of these three.

    Limited legal plunder: This system prevailed when the right to vote was restricted. One would turn back to this system to prevent the invasion of socialism.

    Universal legal plunder: We have been threatened with this system since the franchise was made universal. The newly enfranchised majority has decided to formulate law on the same principle of legal plunder that was used by their predecessors when the vote was limited.

    No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic.

    -Frederic Bastiat

  • $400 down the drain.

  • Bring it on Law Enforcement, keep it rolling, and good work.

    For those of you here that are actually supporting these greed heads, STFU already. Something is better than doing nothing, this is especially true with respect to the environment, that has been suffering for decades under these punk greedy mega growers that don’t have a clue how to do it right, nor respect the land.

    I have zero, ZERO, sympathy for any of these types of growers that blow up the place and have destroyed what we had here, and are a cancer to the community.

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    Central Humboldt I think fennels the women herding us all into slavery for the state referring to the you tube video!!!!!! Extortionist and slave trader !!!!!!

  • You'll see the outcome

    Has nothing to do with the environment bill,its all about bleeding every penny out of the people!!! Evan people that are super environmentaly conscious and stayed real small and weren’t greedy are being extorted out of there lives!!! Everyone’s on the table to be a victim when it comes to our government local and state and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Vote no on measure o!!?!!! They’ve stolen enough they don’t need our pay checks now!!!!!!! And no sunset date we’ll never get that tax off our backs if it passes!!!!!!!

  • Reprint:
    PSYCHOLOGY 101

    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

    As soon as the monkey touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with the same result…all the other monkeys are sprayed. Soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys try to prevent it. Put the hose away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace with a new one. The new one sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

    Next, remove another of the original five, replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment…with enthusiasm.

    Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by a fourth and then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked. Most of the monkeys who are beating him up have no idea why they are not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

    Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, none of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

    WHY? Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!

    This, my friends, is how Legislatures, Courts, Attorneys, Supervisors, City Councils, Police Depts.,, Sheriffs Depts., and “stagh” operate…and is why from time to time, all of the monkeys must be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

  • That weed isnt good enough to waste any time or money processing it, two tons gimmie a break, that is unprocessed and only good for oil.

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    Replace the monkeys !!!!!!!!!!! And we’re already taxed,fined and fee’s,and permitted into the ground in California people for God’s sake quit voting to give the revenue/extortion machine any more money.every election THEY trick us with new taxes and measures to bleed all our money from us!!!! How about we have some of our hard earned money to take our kids to the show,maybe out to a good eatery once in awhile,havent had one in years but maybe a mini vacation once a year. Vote no on measure o. !!!!!!!!!! Let the planning department pick up the bill!!!!!!! They’ll be asking for more next election that’s something that we can definitely count on

  • California slave nation

    Replace all the monkey’s!!!!!!!! And no new or permanent taxes!!!!!! The extortion/revenue machine wants all of your pay checks!!!!!!!

  • Im all for more monkeys on tractors mowing down vast fields of spleef

  • Pretty sure spleef is a verb.

  • And in Mendocino County, the bureaucrats are managing to lose money on their marijuana licensing program. It seems they hired 14 new bodies to police legal marijuana grows, then failed to approve enough permits to allow considerable taxes to be collected. So now they are raiding the road tax accounts to pay the marijuana tax deficit. End result: 14 county employees with little or naught to do, while already poor roads deteriorate further.

    So, Humboldt complainers, believe it or not, it could be even worse.

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