Thursday, January 10, 2019

'Substantial Indoor Grow,' Hash Lab Found in Samoa

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:28 PM

click to enlarge Scene found during the serving of a search warrant today. - HCSO
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  • Scene found during the serving of a search warrant today.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit found a “substantial indoor cultivation site and multiple butane hash oil (BHO) labs, one of which was active,” while serving a search warrant today in the Samoa area.

According to a Facebook post, multiple people have been detained for questioning.
See earlier coverage here. The post said the warrant was served based on “citizen tips” and more information will be released at a later time.

"Fire personnel responded to the scene to investigate the hazardous conditions created by the active BHO operation," the post states. "These cultivation and extraction sites do not have county or state permits for operation."



Read the text of the post below:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit is serving a search warrant in the Samoa area investigating citizen tips of illegal cannabis cultivation and processing on the property. While on scene, deputies have located a substantial indoor cultivation site and multiple butane hash oil (BHO) labs, one of which was active when deputies arrived on scene.

Fire personnel responded to the scene to investigate the hazardous conditions created by the active BHO operation. These cultivation and extraction sites do not have county or state permits for operation.

Multiple persons have been detained for questioning. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Humboldt County Planning and Building Department, and Humboldt County Environmental Health and HAZMAT Unit are on scene assisting in the investigation. More information and photos will be released at a later time.
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