Photo: National Forest
MODOC – In the National Forest, near Jess Valley, the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Forestry Service eradicated 3,367 marijuana plants being grown illegally.
A large team collaborated to conduct this operation, including –
- The MCSO;
- Modoc County Road Department;
- Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Eradication Team;
- Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse;
- 3 law enforcement K-9s.
Authorities also seized 2,680 pounds of processed marijuana. Unfortunately, they also had to deal with “3,190 pounds of trash that included fuel and fertilizer.”
Two unnamed suspects were arrested and taken to Sacramento. They face federal charges as part of this illegal activity.
The press release states that “the marijuana was transported to an undisclosed location and disposed of.”
The Modoc County Sheriff’s Office says, “As you are out in the woods, we encourage you to always be aware of your surroundings and of you come across one of these illegal marijuana cultivation sites, please get out off the area immediately and contact the Sheriff’s Office.”