This is a push launch from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Workplace. The information and facts has not been verified in a courtroom of regulation and any people today described should be presumed innocent until eventually confirmed responsible:
On April 27, 2020, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Business Cannabis Enforcement Group (Satisfied) served just one look for warrant to investigacc illegal hashish cultivation in the 2900 Block of Mattole Highway, Ferndale. The California Office of Fish and Wildlife, Humboldt County Code Enforcement and Humboldt County Environmental Wellness and HAZMAT
Unit assisted in the services of the warrant.
Just one parcel was investigated all through the service of the warrant. The parcel did not have the expected county allow and state license to cultivate hashish commercially.
In the course of the services of the warrant, deputies eradicated around 2,632 growing hashish plants. Deputies seized and ruined more than 83 pounds of hashish shake.
Helping companies found the next violations:
- 1 stream diversion/obstruction violation (up to $8,000 wonderful per day, per violation)
- 1 water pollution violation (up to $20,000 fantastic for each day, for each violation)
- Two depositing trash in or in the vicinity of a waterway violations (up to $20,000 high-quality for every working day, per violation)
Added violations with civil fines are anticipated to be submitted by the helping agencies.
Jeffrey Scott Chase, 60, of Ferndale, was cited and unveiled on the pursuing costs: cannabis cultivation resulting in a violation of Area 1602 of the Fish and Activity Code (H&S 11358(d)(3)D) and conspiracy to commit a criminal offense (Pc 182(a)(1)).
Any individual with information about this situation or linked criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Business office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Business office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.