Thousands Of Plants And Processed Marijuana Seized In Operation "Green Wave"

Thousands Of Plants And Processed Marijuana Seized In Operation "Green Wave" 

Thousand of plants and processed Marijuana were recently seized at 12 different locations in Calaveras County.   Code named, “Green Wave”, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office along with the California National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and several cooperating agencies were all part of a month’s long operation into the illegal cultivation of marijuana/cannabis and directly associated environmental crimes. According to Calaveras Sheriff Rick DiBasilio, due to the nature of the watershed systems in Calaveras County, the environmental damage that begins in the mountains and foothills of Calaveras County has significant impacts into other portions of California, including the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.  Specifically, the Mokelumne River Watershed which leads directly into East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) reservoirs which are the water source for millions of California residents.  The area of this operation also included the Stanislaus River drainage system which affects millions of residents and agricultural water in the Central Valley and beyond.  DiBasilio noted, “Green Wave”, demonstrates the cooperation between allied agencies working together in a concerted effort along with the California National Guard Counter Drug Task Force to protect the state’s most valuable resources such as land and water.  The operation netted 26,597 Marijuana Plants, 1,832.22 lbs of Processed Marijuana, 5.31 lbs. of Concentrated Marijuana, 9 grams Methamphetamine, 11 Firearms and resulted in 7 arrests and 14 cases referred to the Calaveras District Attorneys’ Office.

Written byKVGC Staff

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