North State raid nets more than 8,000 pot plants

Jun 24, 2015 2:06 AM by Debbie Cobb

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say at least 8,000 marijuana plants have been destroyed as part of a law enforcement operation targeting marijuana farms in Northern California's pot-rich Emerald Triangle where Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties intersect.

Humboldt County sheriff's spokesman Wayne Hanson tells The San Rosa Press Democrat ( ) his department eradicated 8,000 plants from several locations.

Mendocino and Trinity sheriff's officials did not reveal the number of plants they seized. None reported the number of search warrants being served or whether arrests had been made.

Authorities say the raids began Monday and continued Tuesday. They include deputies from the three counties and a combined environmental and law enforcement team from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife Capt. Patrick Foy says the department's Watershed Enforcement Team is addressing the environmental damage associated with marijuana cultivation.



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