Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11358 H&S[Cultivation of Marijuana], water diversion
Report Number:
2014-17305    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11358 H&S[Cultivation of Marijuana], water diversion
Location:
Russian River river bed,11400 block of East Road, Redwood Valley
When: Date: 07-02-2014 Time: 10:30 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Unknown
         
Written by: Sergeant Andrew Porter
Synopsis: During the last week of June 2014, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was notified by a concerned citizen that there was possibly a trespass marijuana grow in the river area west of the 11400 block of East Road in Redwood Valley.

On 07-02-2014 Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, including several Sheriff's K-9 teams, entered into the area on foot. Marijuana was discovered being cultivated on the river bed, which is part of the State of California right of way. Two marijuana gardens were located, with a total of 254 growing marijuana plants. The plants appear to be irrigated with water diverted from the already parched Russian River.

No suspects were apprehended. Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible for the marijuana cultivation and water diversion are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani