In a coordinated operation on September 13th, law enforcement agencies collaborated to bust two illegal marijuana cultivation operations in Little Valley. The operation involved the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the California Department of Cannabis Control, California State Parks Police, Lassen County Code Enforcement, California Highway Patrol Air Operations, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the California National Guard.
During the operation, five suspects were detained and questioned. Subsequently, authorities conducted a search that resulted in the seizure of significant quantities of illicit items, including:
Over 3,800 marijuana plants
Approximately 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana
Five firearms, one of which was classified as an “assault weapon”
2 grams of methamphetamine
A 2021 motorhome, previously reported stolen from Camping World in Anderson in February 2022
The California Department of Cannabis Control will be forwarding charges to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office as part of the ongoing investigation.