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Marijuana investigation leads deputies to three Humboldt properties

EUREKA- A marijuana investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has led deputies to find over 2,000 marijuana plants in Bridgeville, more marijuana on a property in Ferndale and several weapons at a home in Eureka.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies first served a search warrant on the 27,000 block of Highway 36 in Bridgeville Wednesday morning. There they allegedly found six greenhouses, 2,188 growing marijuana plants, and over 340 pounds of dried marijuana bud. Deputies located and detained two men from Fresno, Calif. They were interviewed and released at the scene.

Deputies then headed to a home on the 1600 block of Tompkins Hill road in Eureka. No one was home, but deputies allegedly found $23,000 cash, dried marijuana bud, two semi automatic handguns, a shot gun, a tactical raid vest with body armor and paperwork indicating sales of marijuana. They also reportedly found ownership of the Tompkins Hill Road property and the Highway 36 property.

The deputies served a search warrant on a third home, on the 200 block of Price Creek Road in Ferndale. Two men were detained, Timothy Douglas Chez, 32-years-old, was arrested for cultivation and possession for sale of marijuana. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked. His bail was set at $50,000.00. On the property deputies allegedly found 522 growing marijuana plants.

The Sheriff's Office is forwarding the case to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office for more arrests and charges against the Tompkins Hill Road property