Siskiyou Deputies, National Guard Seize Thousands of Pot Plants During Raids
A recent crackdown on California’s illicit pot farms under the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom has netted 4,658 marijuana plants and 176 pounds of processed weed in Siskiyou County.
The cannabis was confiscated during eight separate raids conducted over the course of a single day, KDRV reports. The law enforcement operations were led by Siskiyou County authorities on June 7 with help from the California Army National Guard.
“The proliferation of illicit marijuana cultivation sites has endangered people, harmed the environment, and promoted a major interstate drug trafficking industry originating from within the county," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Illicit marijuana cultivation sites in the county, both on public and private lands have presented a threat to watersheds, fish and wildlife, and has contributed to chronic quality of life and fire hazard-related challenges in several county communities. Marijuana-related activities have been linked to deaths, including carbon monoxide poisonings and traffic fatalities within the county."
Commercial marijuana cultivation is prohibited in Siskiyou county.