”It was in response to a complaint about a flagrant marijuana growing operation where the plants exceeded the attempt to conceal them,” Lt. George Cavinta from the Humboldt County Sheriff's office said.
He said people driving by could see the plants growing over a 10-foot fence. Reports of people coming and going at all hours of the day had been reported by neighbors along with aggressive dogs behind the fence of the mobile home.
Neighbors also said a dumpster was there recently filled with ducting and indoor growing supplies and equipment. The sheriff's department said the mobile home, which was in extreme disrepair had been used as an indoor grow where transients had been hired to trim at the residence.
On Thursday, Karl Witt, 42, and Frederick Suderland, 26, both of Redway; Michael McCutcheon, 39, and Mark McNally, 34, both of Milwaukee; Branden Rombca, 26, and Joshua Bogosian, 18, both of Wisconsin; and Cameron Kesel, 18, and Samantha Larson, 20, both of Montana, were arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and booked into the Humboldt County jail, according to the sheriff's office.
All of the suspects except Witt were booked and released.
REDWOOD TIMES PHOTOS BY SUSAN GARDNER
2. This rundown mobile home at the corner of Briceland Road and Redway Drive had 10-foot tall bamboo fencing to hide a large marijuana grow.