On Monday morning, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team (CCT) conducted a raid at an alleged illegal cannabis cultivation facility located in northeast Lompoc and seized processed marijuana products weighing around 500 pounds and over 1,300 marijuana plants.
The search warrant was served after the officials with the CCT conducted a probe which revealed that the facility was running with a fraudulent temporary license, said a spokeswoman of Sheriff’s Office.
The seized cannabis product and plants were exterminated, reported the Sheriff’s Office. Though the name of the facility operator has not been revealed by the Sheriff’s Office, it is expected that he/she will be charged for personal as well as illegal cannabis cultivation.
The case will be forwarded to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office to perform a review, informed the Sheriff’s Office.
Notably, the Santa Barbara CCT was founded last year June. It comprises of officials from numerous county departments and mainly concentrates on illegal and unlicensed marijuana operations within the Santa Barbara County.
Any person who suspects unlicensed or illegal cultivation activity of marijuana within the county should get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office and speak to a CCT detective. The case will be looked into immediately by the CCT.