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On 07-23-2019, Deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 2
search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom
area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cal Fire and Biologists,
along with State and Regional Water Boards assisted in the service of the
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 the warrants, Deputies eradicated approximately 8,271 growing cannabis plants. Deputies located and seized one handgun with
an altered serial number.
Assisting agencies found the
- Six water diversion violations
(up to $8,000 fine per day, per violation)
- Two water pollution violations
(up to $20,000 fine per day, per violation)
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.