STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Law enforcement seizes more than 4,000 illegal marijuana plants in Siskiyou County

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and the Siskiyou Interagency Marijuana Investigation Team (SIMIT) are cracking down on illegal marijuana plants.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 4:59 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 5:07 PM

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. -- The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and the Siskiyou Interagency Marijuana Investigation Team (SIMIT) are cracking down on illegal marijuana plants.

The departments seized 4,134 illegal marijuana plants, mostly in the Big Springs area, back on June 28th. The raids focused on plants that had marijuana contained outdoors and in greenhouses. According to the Sheriff’s department, the plants would have been worth between $24.8 and $37.2 million.

“Last week’s seizure indicates the extent of the illicit marijuana cultivation and drug trafficking problem in Siskiyou County,” Siskiyou County Sheriff, Jon Lopey said.

In May and June, the Investigation Team recovered over 23 thousand plants and nearly 900 pounds of processed marijuana worth up to $208 million.

Earlier last month, The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted to extend their “Local State of Emergency” that designates marijuana as a major threat to public health and citizens. The department says that marijuana-related activities have been linked to deaths and carbon monoxide poisonings in Siskiyou county.

“These illicit drug operations are adversely impacting public health, safety, our environment, and the quality of life in our own county.” Lopey said.

The crimes are still under investigation and anyone with information about illegal marijuana cultivation operations in their county neighborhoods or on the counter-drug operation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s office at (530) 841-2900.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9294

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah230169
Marion156447
Washington144620
Clackamas77324
Umatilla6204
Union3471
Lincoln3272
Deschutes1920
Lane1803
Linn1549
Polk14912
Malheur1401
Jackson1310
Yamhill1318
Jefferson1260
Klamath1231
Hood River880
Benton835
Wasco751
Morrow721
Clatsop490
Douglas440
Coos410
Josephine411
Columbia310
Lake190
Tillamook120
Crook110
Wallowa100
Curry70
Baker40
Grant10
Harney10
Sherman10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 246550

Reported Deaths: 6265
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1077923457
Riverside18720465
San Diego15207377
Orange15065354
San Bernardino13152265
Imperial6824100
Alameda6384138
Fresno562677
Kern493977
Santa Clara4750159
Tulare4521133
San Joaquin429855
San Francisco371950
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3376108
Contra Costa332678
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Kings258332
Marin244619
Stanislaus239144
Monterey174815
Solano147625
Sonoma12299
Merced120811
Placer75411
San Luis Obispo6752
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4103
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1384
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 57°
Brookings
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 52°
Crater Lake
Few Clouds
44° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 44°
Grants Pass
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 54°
Klamath Falls
Few Clouds
44° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Beautiful 4th of July Weekend Ahead
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events