Grow House Was Using 10 Times Average Energy – June 21, 2012
Jennifer Marie Upton
City of Arcata
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEARCH WARRANT SERVED ON WINDSONG HOME
Officers from the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at a residence at 2383 Sherri Court on Thursday morning.
The operation consisted of over 150 growing marijuana plants utilizing 12 1,000-watt grow lights. The home was consuming nearly 5,000 kilowatt hours per month, nearly 1,000 percent above the 500 killowatt hours used by an average California home.
The house is owned by Jack Kolshinski of Arcata.
Jennifer Marie Upton, 21, of Arcata was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on the following charges:
• 11358 Health & Safety (H&S)- Cultivation of Marijuana
2383 Sherri Court
• 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
City of Arcata building inspectors discovered numerous building code violations at the residence which necessitated the immediate disconnection of electrical service. Arcata Fire Protection District Investigators also responded to the scene to assess potential fire hazards.
If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.