The following is a press release issued by the Clearlake Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
In the last week, the Clearlake Police Department served five search warrants at properties within the City of Clearlake involving illegal marijuana growing operations. Approximately three thousand six hundred and fifty (3,650) marijuana plants and just over one thousand (1,000) pounds of processed marijuana were seized from the five locations. Additionally, twelve (12) illegally owned firearms and approximately six thousand four hundred and fifty (6,450) rounds of ammunition were seized from four of the locations.
The marijuana plants at the properties were mostly outdoors, but several had marijuana growing inside the residences. None of the properties had licenses allowing the cultivation of marijuana.
Four people were arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail for charges related to illegal marijuana operations and firearms.
The Clearlake Police Department will continue to actively investigate illegal commercial growing operations in the City of Clearlake.