Wednesday, October 4, 2023

FBI Raids Ukiah Business and CEO’s Residence

An FBI agent in the doorway of West Coast Ag Products [All photos by Matt LaFever]

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Highway Patrol raided West Coast Ag Products this morning, a pesticide and herbicide manufacturer located within the Carousel Industry Park north of Ukiah.

Agents also searched a residence on the 400 block of Kennwood Drive. Talk around the neighborhood indicated the raid began around 6:00 a.m. when agents were heard pounding on the door demanding to be let inside.

Records from the Mendocino County Superior Court Portal indicate West Coast Ag Products CEO Chris Hale was involved in a lengthy civil lawsuit regarding the business with claims of unfair business practice.

Property records indicate Hale lives at the Kennwood Drive address raided by agents this morning.

An FBI agent at the West Coast Ag Product warehouse

We have reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco field office for information about the raid but as of publication have yet to hear back.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. 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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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