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On 07-24-2019, 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 and DFW Biologists, Humboldt
County Code Enforcement, Humboldt County Environmental Health, and State and
Regional Water Boards assisted in the service of the warrant.
Five parcels own by Trinity Pacific
LP and Napaville Ranch LLC 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 6,762 growing cannabis plants. Deputies
seized and destroyed over 500 pounds of cannabis bud.
Assisting agencies found numerous
- Water diversion violations
- Improper storage and removal of
solid waste violations
- Commercial cannabis ordinance
- Building without a permit
- Unlawful disposal of waste HazMat
- Unapproved sewage disposal system
Suspects have been identified and
charges are being forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office.
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.