HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. — Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team seized nearly 30,000 growing cannabis plants while serving search warrants in the northeastern part of the county over the course of four days, officials said in a press release.
Deputies with the MET said they served multiple search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Trinity River and Klamath River watersheds between Aug. 17 and 20.
Numerous parcels were investigated during the service of the warrants, the MET said. The parcels did not have the required county permit and state license to cultivate cannabis commercially.
While serving the warrants, deputies eradicated about 28,399 growing cannabis plants, they said. They also seized and destroyed more than 1,408 pounds of cannabis bud and about 5,007 pounds of drying cannabis, according to the MET.
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