Nevada County deputies conduct door-to-door checks under new ordinance

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , .

CaliforniaIn a new kind of cannabis crackdown in California's Nevada County, a special team of deputies is going door-to-door to make sure medical marijuana growers are following the law. The policy, ostensibly in response to some 200 complaints from neighbors, follows a new county ordinance. "The ordinance was designed to improve the quality of life in Nevada County," said Sgt. Guy Selleck of the Nevada County Sheriff's Department. "The complaints were basically driven from the odors of marijuana."

Nevada County supervisors passed the controversial new rules in May, setting strict limits on the size of gardens and distance from neighbors' homes. The ordinance also restricts growers to either an indoor or outdoor crop.

"I believe I’m targeted, because of my vocalness of support of medical marijuana," said grower Bruce Brennan, who was arrested Sept. 13 for his oversized operation that investigators say was likely intended for illegal sales—an accusation Brennan denies.  "I'm in an agricultural county [and] I came and settled in this county for a specific reason," he said. "It's a medical necessity." (CBS Sacramento, Sept. 13)

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Fed-led raids net 1,500 plants in Nevada, Butte counties

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Federal agents executed eight search warrants in North San Juan and Camptonville Sept. 27. Approximately 60 law enforcement agents from the DEA, assisted by Butte, Yuba and Nevada County Sheriff's departments and Forest Service personnel recovered over 500 marijuana plants and some guns, according to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal. 

The recovered plants, mostly measuring between 10 and 14 feet, were transported out via dump trucks to be destroyed. No arrests were made. (YubaNet, Sept. 27)

A day earlier, 10 different marijuana farms were raided by local and federal officials around Butte County, netting 967 plants. There were no arrests. (KRCR TV, Sept. 26)


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