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.