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The California Division of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) revealed on Thursday that for the duration of the week of August 26, officers served a total of seven search warrants at cannabis grows in Trinity County and performed a trespass develop investigation in Shasta County.

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CDFW was assisted by the National Guard, the State Water Sources Handle Board, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Division, and other neighborhood agencies for the duration of the week’s raids.

According to CDFW, a records search revealed that neither state licenses nor county permits had been issued for any of the targeted properties and that none of them had a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement.

The concentrate of the operations was the protection of sensitive wildlife habitats essential to the survival of numerous animal species that are native to California like the winter-run Chinook and coho salmon, the foothill yellow-legged frog, the western pond turtle, and the steelhead, cutthroat, and rainbow trout.

“Our cannabis enforcement system in Redding continues to concentrate on essential habitat identified in Trinity County exactly where a lot of crucial, threatened or endangered species get in touch with household,” stated CDFW Law Enforcement Division Deputy Director and Chief David Bess. “Each of the targeted grows had several environmental violations ranging from water diversion to habitat destruction and in some instances intense pollution close to waterways.”

In the course of the week’s operations, 16 Fish and Game Code violations have been identified, 33,783 cannabis plants have been eradicated, three,000 pounds of processed cannabis have been seized, and 27 suspects have been contacted.

Wildlife officers also arrested two suspects at a trespass develop close to Ono in Shasta County exactly where 1,163 cannabis plants have been eradicated and six environmental violations have been documented.

Felony charges are pending at District Attorneys Offices in each Shasta and Trinity Counties.