Several Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Raided Near Susanville
Photo: destroying illegal crops
SUSANVILLE – On September 4th the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to stop illegal marijuana growing operations, served three search warrants on four parcels of land that cover over 300 acres north of Susanville.
Before the warrants were issued, an extensive investigation took place. The investigation developed information that “large illegal marijuana cultivation operations were operating on the parcels.”
45 law enforcement personnel participated in the raids, from “California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Cal Fire, California Highway Patrol Air Operations, U.S. Forest Service, Lassen County Code Enforcement, Lassen County Treasurer/Tax Collector, and the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office.”
The search revealed 17 different illegal grow sites, as well as “multiple non-permitted structures, and make-shift shelters.”
In all, 1,237 plants were confiscated and eradicated.
The LCSO reports that the County Treasurer “will impose the business cannabis tax of $.50 per square foot of canopy space utilized to cultivate marijuana. Each parcel owner will be billed for the plots located on their parcel(s).”