Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Wednesday, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious U Haul truck that was parked in the Scotia shopping center near Palco Pharmacy. The citizen reported the truck had been parked in the parking lot for several hours, smelled like green marijuana and was unoccupied. A deputy and California Highway Patrol (C.H.P.) Officers responded to the scene. They did not locate anyone in the area associated with the U Haul truck. The C.H.P. Officers and deputy smelled the strong odor of green marijuana emanating from the truck. The deputy obtained a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant for the truck. When the search warrant was served, the deputy located 171 growing marijuana plants in the truck, ranging from 6" to 4' tall. In the cab of the truck the deputy located two hash extractor tubes.
There have been no arrests, however follow-up is currently being conducted and suspects have been identified.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.