On Monday, Sept. 9 at approximately 9 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by CalFire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Humboldt County Drug Task Force (H.C.D.T.F) served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on a 160 acre parcel of property off State Route Highway 36 near mile marker 31.54, Bridgeville.
When the warrant was served deputies located and detained 12 suspects located at various locations on the property. A 13th suspect fled on foot as officers arrived. A chase ensued, however the suspect was able to escape into the brush.
Officers searched greenhouses and buildings on the parcel. They located an approximate 60’ by 30’ shop with living quarters. The shop was being utilized to process and dry marijuana.
Hanging in the shop was approximately 375 pounds of drying harvested marijuana. Also located at the property was four greenhouses approximately 40’ by 80’ which contained growing marijuana plants.
A total of 685 growing marijuana plants ranging from 6’ to 7’ tall, all budding, were located and removed. A semiautomatic