Deputies confiscate 3,200 pounds of marijuana during grow raids in northern Santa Cruz County [View all]
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
Sheriff's deputies seized more than a thousand marijuana plants from four sites in the county this week as part of their ongoing enforcement efforts.
According to Sgt. Peter Hansen, deputies were looking to determine whether the medical marijuana grows were in compliance with state laws. Of the 10 spots they searched, plants were seized from four.
"We found three cultivations that were so egregiously out of compliance that we seized all of the plants," Hansen said.
At a fourth, some plants were seized to bring the spot into compliance with medical marijuana laws. Hansen would not say specifically where the grows were other than they were all in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the northern part of the county.