878 Plants Eradicated in Redway Bust
Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET):
On May 8, 2020, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the area of Par Avenue, Redway.
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 878 growing cannabis plants.
Assisting agencies found the following violations:
- Commercial cannabis ordinance violations (up to $10,000 fine per day)
- Electrical code 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. This case is still under investigation.
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.
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