“Two suspects were arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail, charged with illegal cannabis cultivation, water diversion and possessing a loaded firearm.”
“Despite the fact that Mendocino County cannabis has name recognition, very little of our high-grade products are sold south of Sonoma County. To address this issue, we have created the Kure Mendocino Invitational- a consumer-driven contest where customers vote to determine premiere county cultivators.”
Covelo Resident Details the Effects of Black Market Cannabis on Round Valley Including Crime, Water Theft, and a ‘Dangerous Climate in Our Home Towns’
“Our wells are going dry, but their plants and crime are flourishing. Our legitimate businesses are struggling, but illegal growers, most of them residing outside the county, are sailing around, destroying our roads with their speed and heavy trucks.”
“The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office wants to be transparent with the populous of Mendocino County that if you are cultivating marijuana/cannabis unlawfully, that you are taking the risk of criminal action being taken against you as enforcement efforts are ongoing.”
“Visual observation of low water flow in the attached photographs suggest drought conditions in this watershed, yet, these operators are using the limited water to irrigate their illegal cannabis crops.”
Suspected Human Traffickers Found Transporting Two Teenage Boys to Cannabis Farm for Labor, Says CHP
“Upon further questioning, the officers learned that 24-year-old Fernando Francisco of Santa Rosa, 36-year-old Abraham Sumano-Casillas of Santa Rosa, and 20-year-old Avertano Diaz-Martinez of Modesto were transporting two male juveniles ages 15 and 16 for the purpose of forced labor at a marijuana cultivation site.”
Helicopters Above Mendocino County Today are Both Cannabis Enforcement Operations and PG&E Inspections
Talk of helicopters in the sky has been circulating Mendocino County social media since this morning. Residents have reported seeing them above Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley, Brooktrails, and Willits. After reaching out to officials, it has been confirmed that the skies are busy with both cannabis enforcement operations and PG&E inspections.
“A total of 14,495 illegally cultivated marijuana plants were located and eradicated. In addition to the marijuana plants, a total of 7,590 pounds of processed bud marijuana was also located and destroyed.”
Significant Law Enforcement Presence in Round Valley Today Conducting Marijuana Enforcement Operations
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten told us there are approximately 100 hoop houses at the location.
One Man Dead, Two Subjects Detained, and a Deputy Injured After Early Morning Homicide on Cannabis Farm Near Laytonville
At approximately 6:00 a.m., the crew from the CHP helicopter successfully located a fleeing subject and held them at gunpoint from overhead while ground forces converged taking the subject into custody.