Marijuana Grow Sites Diverting Water

YREKA, Calif. — Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says illegal marijuana grows are using more than a million gallons of water per day, which could hurt farmers and firefighters as the county goes through a drought. Last year the sheriff’s office recovered 189,000 illegal marijuana plants from public lands. Lopey estimates that each individual plant … Continue reading »

Firefighters Find Illegal Marijuana Site

APPLEGATE, Ore. — The recent dry spell which has led to dozens of lightning fires across the area, has also led to the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow site in the Applegate Valley. Smoke jumpers parachuting to fight the fires found themselves in the middle of the garden, which happens to be on US … Continue reading »