762 Pounds of Marijuana Seized at Grouse Mountain Properties That Had Been Raided Only Two Days Before
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 Nov. 1, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation and timber harvest violations on two parcels in the Grouse Mountain area of Humboldt County. The parcels did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.
DEU deputies served one search warrant at the parcels on October 29, finding numerous environmental violations and evidence of illegal cannabis cultivation. During the service of the warrant on November 1, DEU deputies discovered, seized and destroyed an additional 762 pounds of processed cannabis. Deputies also located and arrested the two parcel owners on scene.
Investigators with CAL FIRE located numerous violations of illegal burning.Chong Her
Chong Her, 34 of Sanger, CA, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of felony cultivation of cannabis, streambed alteration without a permit, depositing hazardous materials in or near a waterway and littering within 150 of a waterway.Tria Vang
Tria Vang, 51 of Sanger, CA, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of felony cultivation of cannabis, streambed alteration without a permit, depositing hazardous materials in or near a waterway and littering within 150 of a waterway.
This case is still under investigation. Additional violations are expected to be filed by CAL FIRE.
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.