Jun 26, 2014 5:38 PM by Debbie Cobb
A big marijuana grow operation is shut down in Humboldt County. Deputies served a search warrant at a residence on Mountain View Road in Kneeland around 10am yesterday, after receiving reports of pot being grown in large green houses.
Deputies located 880 marijuana plants being grown in four green houses and an outdoor garden. The plants were all about 6 feet high. Deputies also searched a metal garage type structure which had been converted into a residence and found a Butane Hash lab, along with a pound of Butane Hash Honey oil.
Authorities also noticed water was being diverted from a nearby creek and a large area had been graded and clear cut. Numerous trees up to two feet tall had been cut down. A California Fish and Wildlife Warden and Biologist responded to the scene. They say the diverted water flowed into the Mad River drainage. California Department of Fish And Wildlife is investigating possible California Resource Code violations on the property and will possibly seek additional criminal charges.
Noone was found on the property and, so far, no arrests have been made.