The Day In Pot, And There’s A Lot – November 21, 2012
Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office Press Release
FIELDBROOK – On Wednesday, Nov. 21, investigators from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant at 26 Old Quarry Lane, Fieldbrook. During the course of their investigation, Investigators had learned that the property was often patrolled by Belgian Malinois guard dogs. To provide additional assistance and scene security, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assigned two deputies in marked patrol units to assist in securing the scene.
While conducting the search, Investigators located a complex indoor marijuana cultivation, drying, and processing area in a converted two-story barn structure. (104) 8” marijuana starter plants were found growing, but the bulk of the marijuana had been harvested and was in the process of being dried.
In total, investigators seized approximately 34.5 pounds of drying marijuana, an additional 14 pounds of marijuana that was packaged for the purposes of sales, a small quantity of MDMA (“Ecstasy), packaging materials, scales, and $10,375 in U.S. currency which is believed to be the proceeds of illegal drug sales.
Michael Greenwood (age 36) and his wife Vera Snow-Greenwood (age 27) were arrested for H&S11358 – Cultivation of Marijuana, H&S11359 – Possession of Marijuana for Purposes of Sales, H&S11366.5 – Maintaining a Residence for the Purpose of Marijuana Cultivation, H&S11377(a) – Possession of a Controlled Substance, and PC273(a) – Child Endangerment.
Four young children who were located inside the residence were released to family members.
GARBERVILLE – On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 a Garberville Area CHP Officer observed a green 2004 Jeep Laredo traveling southbound on US-101 at a high rate of speed through Richardson Grove, resulting in an enforcement stop north of the Mendocino County line. The Jeep’s driver was identified by his California Drivers License as Luis Alonso Nolasco (DOB: 12/21/1972) from Paramount, California.
While speaking with Mr. Nolasco, the officer recognized the strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the Jeep. Mr. Nolasco also related that there was marijuana inside the vehicle. During a subsequent investigation, approximately 111 pounds of processed and packaged marijuana was located inside the Jeep.
The marijuana was processed and packaged in clear plastic bags, each weighing nearly a pound.
Mr. Nolasco was placed under arrest on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, possession and transportation for sales. The Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) responded to the scene and assisted Garberville Area CHP with this incident.