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Mendocino County’s Marijuana Enforcement Team Out In Force on Shimmins Ridge

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Residents of Shimmins Ridge might notice a sizable law enforcement presence in their neck of the woods today as officers conduct a marijuana enforcement search warrant at a property along the rural road.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed law enforcement personnel are conducting a “Marijuana enforcement search warrant.” He attributed the multiple vehicles and personnel to the “remoteness of location” and the “potential size required a large presence for officer safety.”

A reader told us around 9:00 a.m. they witnessed eight vehicles amassed at the base of Shimmins Ridge with officers donning bulletproof vests.

Another described a sizable convoy staging in the same area with multiple vehicles and law enforcement personnel.


  1. Is it 1995, McFly?…weed is friggin dead! Unless its cartel people or land/water pollution/diversion going on, who cares? I think all that time & man power could be better used elsewhere. Like cleaning up the streets of ukiah of the fentynal & crime happening…or maybe they need to confiscate land & property to pay for all the lawsuits?

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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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