Thursday, February 28, 2008

What, no DA asset forfeiture assault team?

ER - Deputies, officers raid two locations in Southern Humboldt

On Wednesday evening, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Humboldt County Code Enforcement Unit and Humboldt County Drug Task Force in serving a search warrant on a parcel of property located off Woods Ranch in Redway.

TS - Redway pot busts net pot plants, assault rifles More than 3,500 marijuana plants, three assault rifles, two diesel generators, 80 pounds of pot and two quad runners were seized from two pieces of property in Redway earlier this week, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said today.

Search warrants were served on two parcels of property off Woods Ranch on Monday and Tuesday by the Sheriff's Office, the Humboldt County Code Enforcement Unit and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

No suspects were at the property searched on Monday, but a suspect has been identified through evidence found on the property, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. An arrest warrant for marijuana cultivation, possession for sales of marijuana and possession of LSD will be requested through the Humboldt County District Attorney.

Officers seized 2,570 growing marijuana plants that ranged in size from 1 inch to 4 feet from three structures. They also seized three assault rifles and a small amount of LSD from the residence on the property. Lastly officers seized two quad runners and a 70-kilowatt diesel generator that was supplying power to the indoor pot growing operation.

On Tuesday, law enforcement personnel served another search warrant at another parcel of property off Woods Ranch. They seized 1,251 growing marijuana plants that ranged in size from 1 inch to 4 feet from four structures on the property. Officers also seized a 15 kilowatt diesel generator that was supplying power to an indoor growing operation and 80 pounds of dried pot on the property.

Two Redway men were arrested on charges of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sales. David Shriver, 36, posted bail, and Eric Eastridge, 31, is still in custody and bail has been set at $30,000.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello??

Anonymous said...

I guess they will get a slap on the butt and a high five and maybe a little kick down for the DA. Not cops no problem....I am sure they had all their 215 scripts in order from Dr. Miller.

Rose said...

It's the old give 'em an inch and they take a mile, isn't it?

The 99 plant guideline was a HUGE step up for these guys - 99 plants and a 100 sq. ft., right?

How'd it go from that to thousands of plants, multiple greenhouses, pounds of processed stuff...

Wasn't grow-your-own "compassionate use" wink, wink, nod, nod supposed to eliminate the dealers?

Next time they try to make a case, who's gonna believe that the slippery slop argument doesn't kick in?

Rose said...

:) slopE, not slop

theo therme said...

215 wont apply to federal cases.....this is a federal case.....

these hidden growrooms run by generators were happening well before prop 215....

i didnt even see prop 215 mentioned in the article...

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing "REAL GROWERS" lauging at p215.

I find that so silly, when they could WALK on it -

Oh Paul's guidelines were undone by the BOS so its been JUST 100 sq ft - since 2004 ...

for what its worth ...

I didn't see the sizes of the rooms mention but that's all that would be relivent IF p215 was elleged - and # of recomendations - to equal the sq ft / 100 =?

another bunch going for it .. how lame ...

Robin Shelley said...

No Prop. 215 here... you can bet on it!

Anonymous said...

theotherme ...... it's not a federal case unless the fed's agree to make it one. The amount of dope makes it worthy of being a federal case.

ha ha ha. I hope these two get the full attention of the feds.

Humboldt County 215 is a joke. The BS should hang their heads in shame.

Anonymous said...

How much real ranching goes on in or on "Woods Ranch" ?

Anonymous said...

DA seize assests.... how can this be. Will they seize the properities?

theo therme said...

how does one access woods ranch? is it on the same road as the dump in redway?