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Police raid Arcata home, marijuana and $10,000 in cash seized
From the Arcata Police Department:
Officers from the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 2500 Blk of Todd Ct on Wednesday morning.
Upon searching the property, officers located a marijuana growing operation encompassing the majority of a detached mother-in-law unit, several rooms of a detached garage and two greenhouses. Officers seized nearly 300 growing marijuana plants, approximately 40 pounds of dried marijuana in various stages of processing, approximately 1 pound of concentrated cannabis along with over $10,000 in cash.
The growing operation that was being conducted inside the home consisted of numerous, 1000 watt grow lights, and was utilizing nearly 6 times the electricity of a typical Arcata family home.
Ryan Barker, 37, of Arcata, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on the following charges:
· 11358 Health & Safety-Cultivation of Marijuana
· 11359 Health & Safety-Possession of Marijuana for Sale
City of Arcata Building Inspectors along with Arcata Fire Protection District Personnel responded to assess the unpermitted wiring modifications that had been made to the home.
It was determined the wiring posed a significant hazard that necessitated the disconnection of electrical services.