Three-Year Humboldt-Utah Pot Investigation Leads To Bust

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  1. \tThree-year Humboldt-Utah pot investigation leads to bustPress release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
    On 06-11-2013 and 6-12-2013 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, United States Forest Service, United States Marshal Office assisted the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Metro Narcotics Task Force and the Davis Metro Narcotic Strike Force out of Salt Lake City, Utah regarding a 3 year long marijuana investigation in Humboldt County that was linked to Salt Lake City, Utah.
     
    The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration issued indictments for several Humboldt County residents out of the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Federal and state search warrants were served in Utah during the course of this investigation.
     
    On 06-11-2013 at about 1000 hours, local law enforcement and federal law enforcement officers located and arrested one suspect for the federal indictment out of Utah named Michael Stallings age 63 at his residence located off Friday Ridge Road, Willow Creek. While at Stallings residence, officers noticed an outdoor marijuana growing operation.
     
    Officers obtained a Humboldt County search warrant for the property. Officers then seized over 600 growing marijuana plants that ranged in size from 2 feet to 3 feet. Officers seized one pound of processed marijuana, two rifles and one shotgun. Stallings was transported to the federal courthouse in Eureka to be arraigned on his federal arrest warrant out of the State of Utah. A local arrest warrant will be sought through the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office for Stallings for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana.
     


    On 06-12-2013 at about 0900 hours, local and federal law enforcement officers served a search warrant at John Paul Diller's, age 32, residence located in the 1600 block of Children's Avenue, McKinleyville. Diller was taken into custody on a federal arrest warrant out of the State of Utah. Diller was transported to the Federal Courthouse in Eureka to be arraigned on his Federal arrest warrant out of the State of Utah.
    \nWhen Officers searched Diller's residence they located and seized 10 individual, one pound bags of processed marijuana. Officers also seized 4 pistols and 2 rifles. A Harley Davidson motorcycle, a vehicle and $7,900 dollars in cash was seized for possible asset forfeiture.
    \nOn 06-12-2013 at 0900 hours, other officers served a search warrant at two storage units off Airport Road, Fortuna that Diller was renting. Officers seized over 800 growing marijuana plants from inside of those two storage units that ranged in size from 2 feet to 3 feet. No one was located at the storage units.
    \nOn 06-12-2013 at 5:00 pm, a search warrant was served on a piece of property that Diller owns in the Freshwater area. Officers seized two motorcycles, a Polaris- Ranger ATV and a utility trailer for possible asset forfeiture.
    \nA local arrest warrant will be sought through the Humboldt County District Attorney's Officer for Diller's arrest for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana.
    \nThere are other suspects still associated with this investigation out of the indictments from Salt Lake City, Utah. More arrests are anticipated in the County of Humboldt.
    \nThe United States Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City, Utah is working closely with the United States Attorney's Office in San Francisco with the Federal indictments out of Utah.
    \nAnyone with information on this case or related drug activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Tip line at 707-268-2539.
    \nI know some of the community knows these guys,,sympathy and good luck to them  :hide: 
     
     
  2. A 3 year investigation over Marijuana? What a joke......can only imagine had they had that much man power and time on the meth suppliers
     
  3. All it takes is one juror refusing to convict,,a nullification is better but mistrial after mistrial will accomplish the same thing,,,it takes all 12 jurors to nullify but only one to mistrial,,we are the majority!
     
  4. #4 floating_by, Jun 17, 2013
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    Three years? Three freakin years??
    When are people going to tire of this and wise up? When we are all speaking Chinese and in Chinese debt to our ears?
     
    At mimimum, they should not be allowed to keep the proceeds of their forfeitures and be made to turn it all over to pay for all of their SALARIES for the last 3 years, not as equipment and overtime "spiff" funds for these leaches.
     
  5. WOW...they put all this effort towards meth operations?
     
  6. No, the Feds don't offer grants for busting meth ops, murders, rapists etc. only pot.

    Complete bs
     
  7. SMH...
     
  8. I don't know those guys personally, but I used to work in that circle..
     
    I hope everyone else ends up okay =\\
     
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