Marijuana Enforcement Team Releases Information on Operation in Salmon Creek Last Week

Law enforcement arriving at the residence in the Salmon Creek watershed today.

Law enforcement arriving at the residence in the Salmon Creek watershed last week. [Photo provided by a reader]

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 March 24, 2021, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Salmon Creek area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Humboldt County Code Enforcement 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 956 growing cannabis plants. Deputies seized and destroyed over 43 pounds of packaged cannabis bud and over 6 pounds of processed cannabis. Deputies also located and seized 16 firearms and over $37,000 pursuant to asset forfeiture proceedings.

Assisting agencies found one water diversion violation (up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation). Additional violations with civil fines are expected to be filed by the assisting agencies.

No arrests were made during the service of the warrant. The case will be forwarded to the DA’s Office for review.

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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Me
Me
5 months ago

Was it indoor or outdoor , how many lights , how big were the greenies? Wish they would give more details in their press release.

North west
North west
5 months ago

If it’s outdoor
There’s a lot of hot dirt setting around. A few bags of chicken poop is a lot of nutrients for our small water sheds. I hope they have to clean the dirt up after these raids.

Mike
Mike
5 months ago
Reply to  North west

If a couple bags of chicken poop is bad for the water sheds, are birds and owls bad also? Because they undoubtedly produce more waste than a couple bags worth. Bears also…

North west
North west
5 months ago

Ignorance in your politics is one thing but if you’re trying to equate a few Robins and a blue Jays to semi trucks of farm waste coming in every day…. sounds exactly like some peoples politicks on this sight.

Me
Me
5 months ago
Reply to  North west

Lol, what the hell are you even on about ?Oh no! Unused soil !!!!! All the fish will die!!!!

Mike
Mike
5 months ago
Reply to  North west

Just trying to keep up with your logic, it is daunting. Chicken poop bad, other poop fine. Man your mind would be blown if I told you about dairy’s and hog farms. Or ranches that run 300 plus head off cattle. Careful calling someone ignorant, because it opens you up to the same scrutiny

thetallone
thetallone
5 months ago
Reply to  Mike

You’re right about the hog farms and cattle and the horrific messes they make. Cattle in these parts can poop and stomp through the creeks, destroy the stream banks, and it’s perfectly alright. No CDFW running around with their little violation books.

Tired of whiners
Tired of whiners
5 months ago
Reply to  North west

You’re the one who said a couple of bags of chicken poop. Then you blast the guy who said owls and birds must be harmful then. He’s right. If we are talking about a couple of bags, which is what you said, then he is correct, the local bird populations excrement would far exceed “a couple of bags of chicken poop”. People need to be more aware of their words. Not every grower commits environmental atrocities. That’s what people need to understand. I don’t grow but I know many growers and have seen many grow operations. There are those who go out of their way to grow responsibly and those that don’t care and cause irreparable damage to the environment. The are different types of people with dramatically different values. I’m sick of people pigeonholing every grower as a bad guy. That mantra is getting old and played out. I’m tired of people that are quick to condemn others. Having lived in this county for almost twenty years, it’s clear that growing marijuana is not going away. I think it would be in everyone’s best interest to work together and focus on responsible growing and encouraging/informing people of less harmful… Read more »

Willow Creeker
Willow Creeker
5 months ago

Lots of growers really, truly are terrible people in this community. Some are really great people who do a lot for the community. Go to your local Dazeys, where it is filled with only growers , and look around. You will see that both things are true.

I like stars
I like stars
5 months ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

True of farmers/growers and non-farmers alike. There are good and bad in every group of people.

North west
North west
5 months ago

Some peeps only see what that want. If you think a few deer and a couple birds are gonna shit as much as semi loads of chicken poop you most be a trumster fire Haha

Willow Creeker
Willow Creeker
5 months ago
Reply to  North west

Imagine all the shit and piss from all the people that live in the hills, all flushed tidily down into septic systems where no one can notice it, out of sight out of mind, while it percolates into the guy below you’s well or spring, or into the river. That’s a big reason why so much algae in the river, if you asked me.

Seeping septic
Seeping septic
5 months ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

Willowcreeker is right. The septic systems, especially the old ones adjacent to the rivers and creeks is way more damaging. I know of a septic tank that’s been seeping into the trinity since the 40s. Yet the county allowed a second dwelling to be built a couple years ago with no attention given to the existing subpar septic system that’s seeps directly in the river. County didn’t even acknowledge the problem. They just approved the second dwelling. No problem. But with no wastewater systems, rural areas have no other choice but septic systems. County doesn’t give two fucks about polluting the creeks and rivers. But if a guy has a few pot plants, he’s labeled and environmental violator. It’s ridiculous.

North west
North west
5 months ago

Exactly. Human waste is growing, and the rivers are turning green earlier and earlier with moss fed by human waste. We don’t need to exacerbate the problem with truck loads of chicken poop.

In my 1911 I trust
In my 1911 I trust
5 months ago
Reply to  North west

Your original statement was “a couple of bags.” Then you started going off about truckloads. A couple bags isn’t going to do a damn thing, a whole truckload will. Being consistent is good for clarity of thought.

True Talk
5 months ago

They better not be good people!!!

They better of deserved it!!!

They better had reasons!!!!!

Guest
Guest
5 months ago
Reply to  True Talk

They were good people, it was the definition of mom and pop. It was less than 30 lights inside

Silenced
Silenced
5 months ago
Reply to  True Talk

Actually – freaking amazingly good people who would do ANYTHING for this community.

True Talk
5 months ago

Cops better actually work!!!!

It’s dangerous on the streets!!!!!

Protect our cities!!!!!

True Talk
5 months ago

☝️

The Cure!!!!!!!!

B
B
5 months ago

The weed doesn’t bother me. The 16 firearms is a tad alarming tho.