◼ Rangers bust pot grow in Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Jack Kyle Daniels, 28, of Rio Dell and Amanda Marie Mullen, 19, of Willits were found at the campsite and arrested by rangers. Later, the two were transported to the Humboldt County jail, where they were booked on charges of cultivation of marijuana and numerous charges related to illegal camping.
According to Bergstresser, the growing operation consisted of around 50 plants, which were sprouted out of bags of potting soil and from potting-soil trenches, which were spread over the ground. It appeared, Bergstresser said, the two campers had been hand-watering the plants that were grown in small clusters along a creek drainage.
Although Bergstresser said it is rare to find growers who are camping alongside their grow, the pot garden that was raided Saturday appeared to be similar to many other growing operations rangers have discovered inside Humboldt Redwoods State Park in recent years.