Nearly 67,000 marijuana plants seized after 15 search warrants executed
TRINITY – For three days, from July 25th through the 27th, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the California Highway Patrol, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, Unites States Forest Service, California National Guard and the North State Major Crimes Investigation Team worked together in a “large scale enforcement action.”
The action focused on illegal marijuana cultivation sites and the environmental crimes that often go with them.
15 search warrants were served on privately owned properties. As a result, the following items were seized –
- 66,902 growing marijuana plants;
- 3,525 pounds of processed marijuana;
- 2 pounds of honey oil;
- 2300 pounds of fertilizer;3 firearms.
1,500 total acres were covered in this operation. While 15 people were detained, the only arrest was of Victorville resident Jesus Moreno.
Moreno was “arrested pursuant to cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale,” and charged with 16 different environmental crimes.