During a subsequent search, detectives located 78, three- to four-foot tall mature marijuana plants in the residence’s detached garage. The marijuana plants, which weighed approximately 87.5 pounds, were confiscated and booked into EPD evidence. Due to the unsafe nature of the wiring used to sustain the marijuana grow, PG&E was called in to remove the power meter.
No arrests were made due to the suspect not being on scene. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Humboldt County district attorney’s office for review.