Humboldt Drug Enforcement Unit speaks on destroying thousands of cannabis plants this year

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
 14 arrests
 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.