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Warrants served on alleged marijuana growing operations

Posted on in Drug Crimes

Experienced Santa Cruz marijuana cultivation attorneys know that state law allows certain individuals to grow marijuana for medical purposes. It is not uncommon for law enforcement to come to different conclusions in different cases. However, the conclusion law enforcement reaches remains merely an accusation if charges do arise.

The two raids this week in Arcata resulted in only one of the cases leading to charges. On March 14, police served a search warrant at a home and claim they discovered nearly 700 marijuana plants and over two pounds of processed marijuana. Police say they also seized marijuana cultivation equipment in the March 14 raid.

A 36-year-old Arcata man reportedly was placed under arrest and will face charges of possession of marijuana for sale, operating a house for the manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana, transportation of marijuana, possession of concentrated cannabis and possession of psilocybin mushrooms.

On Tuesday, Arcata Police served a second search warrant at a home related to neighborhood complaints. Law enforcement says they believe the marijuana growing operation found inside the second residence complies with California law regarding medicinal marijuana. Police reportedly left the residence without seizing equipment or marijuana and no charges have been filed.

Source: The Times-Standard, "APD searches two marijuana grows, one deemed illegal," 18 Mar 2011

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