Sunny Brae Grow House Was Getting PG&E’s CARE Discount For 15X Energy Use

Thursday, August 8, 2013

 

Nicholas Jackson and Sarah Keeble with a statue of Jerry Garcia at McMenamin's Edgefield Hotel in Oregon last October. The Sunny Brae residents are enrolled in PG&E's CARE program, which offers a roughly 50 percent discount for low-income ratepayers' electricity bill. Facebook photo

CARE Program participants Nicholas Jackson and Sarah Keeble with a statue of Jerry Garcia at McMenamin’s Edgefield Hotel in Oregon last October. Facebook photo


City of Arcata

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEARCH WARRANT SERVED IN SUNNY BRAE

Officers from the Arcata Police Department’s Special Services Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Beverly Court on Thursday morning, Aug. 8.

Upon entering the residence, officers located a marijuana growing operation encompassing the garage area of the home.

Officers seized nearly 150 growing marijuana plants, approximately 11pounds of processed marijuana bud,  and nearly $6,000 in cash.

Among the grow apparatus was 16 1,000-watt lamps. KLH | Eye

Among the grow apparatus was 16 1,000-watt lamps. KLH | Eye

The growing operation that was being conducted inside the home consisted of 16 1,000-watt grow lights and was utilizing nearly 15 times the electricity of a typical Arcata family home.

Records indicated the residents were currently enrolled in the PG&E CARE program for low-income families.
Nicholas Jackson, 31, and Sarah Keeble, 24, both of Arcata, were arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on the following charges:

· 11358 Health & Safety (H&S)- Cultivation of Marijuana

· 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale

More equipment and cannabis. KLH | Eye

More equipment and cannabis. KLH | Eye

City of Arcata building inspectors discovered numerous building code violations at the residence which necessitated the immediate disconnection of electrical service.

If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428

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5 Responses to “Sunny Brae Grow House Was Getting PG&E’s CARE Discount For 15X Energy Use”

  1. I love it…now who's laughing kids!

    #70185
  2. It's all for medicine. For the good of the world.

    #70186
  3. "… utilizing nearly 15 times the electricity of a typical Arcata family home."… by entrepreneurs who clearly care little for the environment…

    "… the residents were currently enrolled in the PG&E CARE program for low income families."… nor for the families who could have legitimately benefitted from the program.

    #70189
  4. Kevin Hoover

    It would be a mistake to align the potential usefulness of medical cannabis with the unscrupulous practices of some growers. The two things don't necessarily have anything to do with each other.

    #70191
  5. Joe Colletti

    Is PG&E so screwed up that they can't figure this out for themselves?

    #70224

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