CDFW Shut Down 2 Illegal Marijuana Grows in Lake County

Wildlife officers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shut down two illegal marijuana grows on private property in Lake County. On May 21, CDFW officers served a search warrant in Lower Lake with approximately 6,000 outdoor marijuana plants. Four suspects were arrested. On May 29, wildlife officers served another search warrant in Upper Lake with approximately 400 outdoor marijuana plants. One suspect was arrested and a stolen firearm was recovered. David Bess, Deputy Director and Chief of the CDFW Law Enforcement Division said, “Illegal marijuana grows of this nature are known for stealing water and causing great environmental harm to California’s fish and wildlife.” Combined Fish and Game Code violations include illegal water diversions, pesticide and petroleum products placed near streams and garbage placed near waterways