CA busts on illegal marijuana operations continue: Thousands more plants seized

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More enforcement actions indicate that state and local authorities in California continue to step up efforts to crack down on black-market cannabis operations, a development that could help licensed businesses that have long complained that illicit operators undercut their sales.

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest enforcement news from California:

  • Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office served three warrants at homes with illegal cannabis grows and processing equipment in Lindsay. They discovered more than 3,200 marijuana plants, approximately 1,300 pounds of partially processed cannabis and more than 30 pounds of processed MJ. All the product was destroyed.
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies busted an illegal grow in an unincorporated part of the county, eradicated “thousands of marijuana plants” and detained 12 people.
  • The Placer County Sheriff’s Office seized more than 571 marijuana plants at an illegal grow in a warehouse in an unincorporated area of Lincoln.
  • The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office investigated trespassing and illegal activities on private property and eradicated more than 240 cannabis plants.
  • The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office eradicated more than 230 marijuana plants and destroyed 100 pounds of dried marijuana at an illegal grow on tribal land.
  • San Diego police arrested two people for operating an illegal marijuana delivery service, and confiscated 50 pounds of marijuana, edibles and concentrates.