The Humboldt County Sheriff’s has released their drug enforcement unit’s illegal cannabis raid statistics from this year. Our Dru Miller explains what this means for the public.
Press Release: From the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office
Date: 10/09/2018 Prepared by: Lt. M. Fridley, Special Services
Case Number: N/A Subject: DEU 2017-2018 statistics
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has concluded the 2018 Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP) grant cycle (October 2017 to September 2018). During the 2018 cycle the following statistics were calculated:
65 operations conducted
198,692 Marijuana plants eradicated
12,591.06 pounds of marijuana bud destroyed
11,561.98 pounds of marijuana shake destroyed
4 Butane Honey Oil labs disrupted
656.85 pounds of Butane Honey Oil destroyed
$3,160,570 in US currency seized
36 firearms seized
The DCE/SP grant is funded by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the intent to reduce domestic marijuana cultivation. The DCE/SP grant started in 1979 and funds deputy overtime costs, expendable and none expendable equipment, aircraft rental and training/travel costs. The Sheriff’s Office has been a recipient of this grant for the past 20 years and received $154,000 for the 2018 grant cycle.