UKIAH, Calif.—Mendocino County authorities say they’ve arrested 38 people and seized thousands of marijuana plants in a series of raids on marijuana gardens.
Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says law enforcement officials found more than 53,000 marijuana plants, 30 pounds of hashish and more than $25,000 in cash last week in searches near the communities of Laytonville and Covelo.
Allman says some of the raids were prompted after law officials conducting an air search for marijuana gardens spotted water pipes illegally diverting water from the Eel River.
Nine county, state and federal agencies participated in the operations.
The Associated Press