This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
During the initial homicide investigation, which occurred at a large illegal marijuana operation, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team was able to eradicate/destroy 2,128 actively growing marijuana plants on the night of the homicide.
In addition to the aforementioned growing marijuana plants, two plastic style hoop houses containing processed marijuana were located, containing two thousand pounds of hanging/drying marijuana “bud”.
Due to the amount of marijuana located at the scene, safety concerns, and limited resources, Sheriff’s Office personnel were unable to eradicate all of the marijuana on that night, therefore a second search warrant was authored/served 08-19-2020.
An additional 4,721 marijuana plants were discovered/eradicated from the property.
At the conclusion of both search warrants, the property was found to have a total of 6,849 marijuana plants in addition to the two thousand pounds of hanging/drying bud marijuana previously stated.