20 marijuana plot sites searched in one day, 2,500 plants eradicated
Photo: one of the greenhouses
NUBIEBER – A large marijuana grow eradication operation carried on August 20th yielded a large haul for authorities. The operation required 40 representatives from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Fish & Wildlife, California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Lassen County Code Enforcement and the California Highway Patrol.
Two search warrants were executed on illegal marijuana grow sites. The press releases states that “staff from the Lassen County Assessor’s Office and Treasurer/Tax Collector’s Office were invited to visit each of these sites.”
A total of 20 plot sites were discovered, as well as “several large greenhouses.” 2,500 marijuana plants were eradicated and a stolen firearm was confiscated.
Measure “M”, passed last November, “gives the Tax Collector the authority to collect a business cannabis tax.” The total taxable values of the first property’s indoor operation was $26, 304, and the total taxable value of the outdoor site was $32,799.
For the second property, the total taxable value was $6,885 inside and $13,133 outside. The total taxable value of the entire operation is $79,121.
The tax bills will be sent to the property owner and/or the grower. If these bills are not paid, a lien will be placed on the person and the property.