On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies assisted by the C.E.R.T. eradicated another large marijuana cultivation site on Barnum Timber property and adjacent private property in the Garberville area.
Deputies located and eradicated 5,717 growing marijuana plants ranging in height from four feet to six feet tall. They again found rodenticides, fertilizers and environmental damage caused by the clearing of brush and timber, along a with stream diversion. They also found a trail of marijuana leaves that they followed to a residence.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence.
Upon serving the search warrant on the residence deputies discovered the residence was being exclusively used to process and dry marijuana. Deputies located and seized 600 pounds of marijuana from the residence.
No one was in the residence when the search warrant was served.
On Thursday, Sept. 26 Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies assisted by the C.
The estimated value of the total marijuana seized is conservatively 21 million dollars.
Anyone with information for the sheriff's office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the sheriffs office at 707-445-7251 or the sheriff's office crime tip line at 707-268-2539.