$3 million seized, thousands of pounds of pot destroyed in DEU actions this year, sheriff’s office says

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has concluded the 2018 Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP) grant cycle (October 2017 to September 2018). During the 2018 cycle the following statistics were calculated:

• 65 operations conducted

• 198,692 Marijuana plants eradicated

• 12,591.06 pounds of marijuana bud destroyed

• 11,561.98 pounds of marijuana shake destroyed

• 4 Butane Honey Oil labs disrupted

• 656.85 pounds of Butane Honey Oil destroyed

• $3,160,570 in US currency seized

• 14 arrests

• 36 firearms seized

The DCE/SP grant is funded by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the intent to reduce domestic marijuana cultivation. The DCE/SP grant started in 1979 and funds deputy overtime costs, expendable and none expendable equipment, aircraft rental and training/travel costs. The Sheriff’s Office has been a recipient of this grant for the past 20 years and received $154,000 for the 2018 grant cycle.

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