On July 18, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Bayside and McKinleyville areas. The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department assisted in the service of the warrants.
Two parcels were investigated during the service of the warrants. The parcels did not possess the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.
During the service of one warrant in the Bayside area, deputies located a large two-story structure with multiple rooms growing cannabis inside. Deputies eradicated approximately 477 growing cannabis plants at this parcel. Also at this parcel, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department found one building, plumbing and/or electrical codes violation.
During the service of the second warrant in the McKinleyville area, deputies located two greenhouses with cannabis growing inside. Deputies eradicated approximately 378 growing cannabis plants at this parcel. Also at this parcel, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department found the following violations: building, plumbing and/or electrical codes violation and commercial cannabis ordinance violation.
No arrests were made during the service of these warrants. The cases are being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review. Additional charges and arrests are anticipated as this investigation continues.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.