PHOTO COURTESY OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
According to Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies served a warrant on Wednesday, Aug. 19 on East Branch Road in the Benbow area. He described nine “hoop style gardens” that were using light deprivation techniques. At total of 2,049 plants were destroyed and 165 pounds of dry marijuana was seized. The Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hanson said, were investigating multiple water diversions. No arrests were made.