‘Epic Amount’ of Marijuana Seized Near California/Oregon Border

Marijuana bust in White City Oregon

[Photo from Oregon State Police]

Just over the border in Oregon, state police there raided five large warehouses full of marijuana late last week. Though this is outside the area we normally cover, we felt the proximity to our area and the possible impact of this much cannabis was of interest to our readers.

Press release from the Oregon State Police:

Marijuana bust in White City OregonOn November 18, 2021, the Oregon State Police Southwest Region (SWR) Drug Enforcement Section (DES) team served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Antelope Rd. White City, Oregon. The location consisted of 5 industrial-sized warehouses zoned for commercial use.  Marijuana bust in White City OregonOver 100 individuals were initially detained, identified, interviewed, and released. Several of the individuals were migrant workers living on-site in subpar living conditions without running water.

During the operation, which spanned over two days, an epic amount of illegal, processed marijuana and a firearm were seized.Marijuana bust in White City Oregon  The DES Team’s conservative estimation on the amount of processed marijuana seized was approximately 500,000 lbs., which depending on where it would be exported to, has a conservative street value of somewhere around $500 million.Marijuana bust in White City Oregon  This is a very involved investigation and will be ongoing for several weeks. OSP will be releasing more information when available.

The OSP SWR DES team was assisted by the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) of Josephine County, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Medford Office, the Basin Interagency Narcotics Team (BINET) of Klamath County, the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) of the Medford Police Department-Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County Fire District No. 3.Marijuana bust in White City Oregon

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Country Joe
Country Joe
12 days ago

Ouch…

Sickening
Sickening
12 days ago

While in the so hum, the millionaire, back door black-market dumping, oh so exclusive “permitted” club members are nepotistically referred to as “industry insiders ” / “cannabis insiders.”
🤮🤑🤮

…Apparently Chris Anderson, Mr. Take-Your-Crop-and-Never-Deliver, and his ilk haven’t gotten the memo; their little secret is out.

Cylus Murrish
Cylus Murrish
11 days ago
Reply to  Sickening

Seriously? Wtf are you talking about? Chris has a great reputation with every single person I know. You’re clearly bitter about a personal issue… but this is just slanderous & disgusting. You think he’d be in business this long if any of that were true? Get a clue bud.

Katie
Katie
11 days ago
Reply to  Sickening

[edit] If Mr Anderson took the time and cost to show your product and couldn’t move it it’s because the white market is the most cut throat and oversupplied it’s ever been. So if he couldn’t deliver, he couldn’t at personal cost to transport and show your product, you should be fuc**** grateful that he took the chance on you. I’ve personally witnessed him make many white market deals happen and he’s been nothing but transparent, honest, and Humboldt first. You sickening, are actually sickening for your false slander.

Sickening
Sickening
10 days ago
Reply to  Katie

You can cry about all that to the legal team that was needed to get said product back.

At least i didn’t accuse him of blowing coke.

Katie
Katie
9 days ago
Reply to  Sickening

These posts say more about you as a person and your involvements than whatever your agenda was against Mr Anderson who will continue to thrive despite your slander. Best wishes 😉

VMG
VMG
12 days ago

Neck deep in flower?

If you are not getting your price, not making enough to buy a new Diesel Dually 4X4, then next year, grow 3 times as much!

Simple economics tell us that flower is nearly worthless already, and, if everybody grows weed for a living, nobody will be able to make a living growing weed…

Happy TG Humboldt!

Brainmaster
Brainmaster
11 days ago

Reminds me of that U-Haul last week that was packed to the roof with unpackaged weed

$5000 a pound back in the day!
$5000 a pound back in the day!
11 days ago
Reply to  Brainmaster

Looks like same cardboard boxes as the UHaul busts. The drivers probably rolled on the operation to save their ass. Now the giant criminal enterprise has been compromised. No wonder weed prices are so low. How can people compete with this type of operation?

Yo Mama
Yo Mama
11 days ago

Those are standard for packaging herb in Southern Oregon. Lookup most large busts and that’s how you’ll see it.

$5000 a pound back in the day!
$5000 a pound back in the day!
10 days ago
Reply to  Yo Mama

I guess if this bust was in Humboldt it would’ve been stacks of yellow/black Costco totes. In Humboldt we have sturdy reusable yellow totes as the #1 choice for packaging. Up in OR I guess it’s the Uhaul cardboard boxes? What does this say about OR & Humboldt? I don’t know. They’re cheaper up in OR or they are growing so much more than Humboldt that Costco totes would be way too expensive. Remember the stack of Costco totes when the Bulgarian Kingpin’s Panther Gap Hideout got raided? He had yellow totes and from what I hear sexy Eastern Europran women trimming. Up in OR it’s cardboard boxes and who knows who’s trimming. I heard a lot of Humboldt growers were blowing up OR. Farce is claiming this bust is Humboldt guys and not cartel. At first I thought this had to be a cartel grow, but now I’m not sure. I could see some overly ambitious Humboldt growers going ballistic. Some people don’t know when to stop. How much money do you really need. If Farce knows who grew this weed don’t you think the FBI would as well? I mean some guy on this website has better information… Read more »

$5000 a pound back in the day!
$5000 a pound back in the day!
10 days ago
Reply to  Brainmaster

I think they should check all the Uhaul locations in Southern OR and see who’s been buying all those cardboard boxes 📦. I bet some of these people slipped and left a paper trail. Would be even easier to figure out who’s buying all the yellow Costco totes since you have to be a member to buy. If the Feds approached Uhaul or Costco to obtain this information I wonder if they would comply?

GrumpyOldGuyD
GrumpyOldGuy (@cantina_dude)
11 days ago

Wow…250 tons. That had to sting….

Captain 'MuricaD
Captain 'Murica (@disqus_dotf42mpek)
11 days ago
Reply to  GrumpyOldGuy

Totally ruined Snoop’s afternoon.

Bozo
Bozo
11 days ago

The Cartels are active…

Connie DobbsD
Connie Dobbs (@disqus_z3w956ss5l)
11 days ago
Reply to  Bozo

This time next year we’ll look back on this and laugh at our naiveté.

A pound here is probably around $500.
A pound here is probably around $500.
11 days ago

That has got to be the third or fourth large loads in out of California finds. Looks like the big boys are hauling a long ways to make a huge profit. My nephew in Minneapolis tells me weed is going for $3000 a pound. I wonder how much of it is Humboldt grown?

Sickening
Sickening
11 days ago

Your nephew is lying. Or he’s getting robbed, (or robbing people.) Word on the street is that minneapolis is glutted and crashed like everywhere else.

mustbesmokingdoses
mustbesmokingdoses
5 days ago

Good outdoor/deps in Mpls are going for 1k a unit, killer indoor for 2k.

ILoveplants
ILoveplants
11 days ago

That’s a lot of HEMP 😉

Smoky OG again
Smoky OG again
11 days ago

Schwagg city yup.

Taco 36
Taco 36
11 days ago

This is so funny, there’s probably 100 more of these. Liberals allowing things like this to happen. Try this shit in Texas 😂

Angela Robinson
Angela Robinson (@arobbie1956)
11 days ago
Reply to  Taco 36

Rolls eyes. I wish everyone that thinks Texas is so swell would just move there. Be sure to bring extra blankets, though.

Also, this is the heart of “conservative” Oregon. You can blame liberals, all you want, but I recently read that Oklahoma is now #1 in illegal grows, or rather, in black market pot. That’s from the Oklahoma  Bureau of Narcotics. And yeah, Oklahoma certainly isn’t liberal by any stretch of the imagination.

Bug on a Windshield
Bug on a Windshield
11 days ago

Bring a blanket for what? Texas, this year, is offering direct flights to Cancun.

Angela Robinson
Angela Robinson (@arobbie1956)
11 days ago

I see what you did there. 🙂

Tre
Tre
10 days ago

It’s cali folks growing in OK

TwoFingers
TwoFingers
11 days ago
Reply to  Taco 36

Bro pull your head out. Oklahoma is super conservative and has the second more dispensaries per capita than Cali. Politics has nothing at all to do with any of this. Just stop. Touch grass maybe and breathe a little.

That guy
That guy
11 days ago
Reply to  Taco 36

Hee-haw

StoptheplanetIwantoff
StoptheplanetIwantoff
11 days ago

So much for the 6 light mom and pop grows

John smythe
11 days ago

Our board of supervisors should have seen this coming from miles away across the entire country in every state where weeds will grow, especially with tractors on flat farmland. Humboldt County could have protected and preserved our good name, and an industry, simply by prohibiting larger grows over 10,000 sq. ft. You worship the dollar and the children holler. The wisdom weed is a MAGICKAL plant but the greedy idiot supes killed it. Where there is no vision the people perish.

JayBeigh
JayBeigh
11 days ago
Reply to  John smythe

The more you limit grows in Humboldt county, the more they plant in Santa Barbara. It’s simply the market working itself out.

Last edited 11 days ago by JayBeigh
laura cooskey
laura cooskey
11 days ago

There ought to be some kind of medical cannabis charity where this sort of confiscation is turned into free product for patients actually diagnosed and prescribed weed for any of the myriad problems it improves.
Otherwise, what do they do with it? Destroying it seems a shame, and corruption seems a high likelihood (someone making money off it who shouldn’t).

123
123
11 days ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Good possibility those flowers are covered in pesticides and fungicides. Not safe for human consumption. Definitely enough there for corrupt cops to dips their duffel bags in

Last edited 11 days ago by 123
Guess
Guess
11 days ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

If they already have issues they probably don’t want to ingest packlo miclo flora butinal

Mendocino Mamma
Mendocino Mamma
11 days ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

It is most likely heavily pesticide and mold infused. No way to remove or filter that from final products.

laura cooskey
laura cooskey
11 days ago

What do you suppose they do with it? Burn it? Landfill/compost? Sounds like poison. Jettison it to space?

Bug on a Windshield
Bug on a Windshield
11 days ago
Reply to  laura cooskey
Smoky OG again
Smoky OG again
11 days ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Schwagg right?? Compost that stuff!!! Bout all it’s good for.
Just cause it’s currently considered “a lot” doesn’t mean it’s useful.
Wait til next year! We’re gonna be hearing about these operations nationwide as the whacky weather crisis has lots of straight farmers everywhere looking beyond their own personal politics and going with pot strictly for high high really high returns compared to wheat and beans and everything else that has been hit with floods and droughts. Freezes tornadoes grasshoppers it’s been tough.. In capitalism everyone’s real politics is financial survival so yeah the straight farmers are going to be pumping tons into the world too👍and all of it SCHWAGG!!!! LOL

thatguyinarcata
thatguyinarcata
11 days ago
Reply to  Smoky OG again

But cannabis is more sensitive to many of those erratic weather conditions and requires more specialized infrastructure and equipment to successfully bring to market than those crops.

grey fox
grey fox (@greyfox6845)
11 days ago

Wonder if that qualifies as largest bust ever for weight…Might make it into the record books
261 Tons of Hashish in Afghanistan – July 2008 Burned
20 Tons of Weed on a Mediterranean Ship – April 2013
The hash bust is pretty impressive

Last edited 11 days ago by grey fox
Mendocino Mamma
Mendocino Mamma
11 days ago

Home Depot to the rescue for all your cannabis needs! With all of the infrastructure they built up how much do you think these guys spent at Home Depot probably quite a lot!

Bear-Jewx2
Bear-Jewx2
11 days ago

Maybe it’s time for these “farmers” to get a real job??🤣🤣🤣

Juanita
Juanita
11 days ago
Reply to  Bear-Jewx2

If you don’t think farming is a real job, stop eating.

Hurray I'm for the other team
Hurray I'm for the other team
11 days ago
Reply to  Bear-Jewx2

Is that you , Pastor

Pepperwood
Pepperwood
11 days ago

Yes, this is of interest to your readers. It’s likely true that that was grown as Hemp in Oregon.

What a shit show this has all become.

Legallettuce
Legallettuce
11 days ago

Over 100 people outta work without a check before the holidays. I like the donating suggestion plus it gets the workers paid.

Connie DobbsD
Connie Dobbs (@disqus_z3w956ss5l)
10 days ago
Reply to  Legallettuce

Make the check out to you, right, and you’ll see to it your Argentinans get paid?

thetallone
thetallone
11 days ago

This bust is bound to raise the price of weed .0003%

grey fox
grey fox (@greyfox6845)
11 days ago
Reply to  thetallone

3 tenthousands % is not very much

thetallone
thetallone
11 days ago
Reply to  grey fox

Correct.

mlr the giant squirrel in Eureka
mlr the giant squirrel in Eureka
11 days ago

Why not distillate operation on site? Vertical integration cuts out the middle man

Steve Koch
Steve Koch
11 days ago

I’ve been wondering about that.

Colleen Barrick
Colleen Barrick
11 days ago

100 workers going without paychecks! Sounds familiar 🤔!

Farce
Farce
11 days ago

The guys running this show have been killing it for 20 years. They have mountains of money and investments and they could easily pay these people for the work they did. As they should! But you are right. They will use the excuse of getting busted-which the workers had nothing to do with-and they will not pay their workers. That’s the way it goes with mega grow assholes, greedy and selfish with massive egos. They take away from the people least able to weather such a loss while they jet off to a tropical Paradise and consider that maybe they should sell one of their properties. I love it when guys like this get popped. But those 100 workers are about to get screwed unless they immediately pull together and confront those guys in person demanding their money… An honest days pay for an honest day’s labor

Connie DobbsD
Connie Dobbs (@disqus_z3w956ss5l)
10 days ago
Reply to  Farce

Like the workers are locals or something. Ha.

Willie Caos-Mayham
Willie Caos-Mayham (@chosundkopererletzung)
11 days ago

🎅🎅Well it’s not looking like Christmas for someone. 🎄🎄

Bill dance
Bill dance
11 days ago

Music, sweet Music

grey fox
grey fox (@greyfox6845)
11 days ago

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. —
Police in Vermont believe an overdose may have been the result of marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl and are now warning the public of the potential danger

Farce
Farce
11 days ago

Not a cartel grow. Just a couple guys from Humboldt that went north.

Connie DobbsD
Connie Dobbs (@disqus_z3w956ss5l)
10 days ago
Reply to  Farce

They crossed state lines?

Doug
Doug
11 days ago

Really, migrant workers. That’s messed up.

bboy
bboy
9 days ago

any word of the number of salamanders harmed?

Natalie Marie Messina
Natalie Marie Messina
9 days ago

im from cali and i will say right now oregon fire moves as cali ins on the traditinal markets world wide. theres just somthing in the culture that grows for potancy through inputs lol cali is years behind the true deep northwest just saying and im not even a local and i see the facts lol just saying great job og black market farmers…. i love how they have had a boner for these guys for years and now they got protection from the gov they runnin balls deep in the guys that laugh at them last and rebuild 3x next yr lol

Old Head
Old Head
8 days ago

Ah swear it wuz just fer mah personal use, yer honer!

Ya seem, I gets the resless legs sumthin’ fierce sum nites an well sumtimes it takes dam near ’bout half a tun to get ’em to stop a-jigglin and a-wigglin.

John Doe
John Doe
7 days ago

Yeah. That stuff is worth nothing these days. They throw it at you for 3, 400 bucks a pound. Pretty sad..maybe switching to heroin smuggling like so many others do for years now might be more lucrative. For the scumbags of the area. Lol. Time to move. This place has gone to hell in a handbasket. And thanks to Murder Mountain, this area is internationally known for crime, violence and missing persons. Lol