FEDERAL RAIDS HIT WILLITS MEDICAL MARIJUANA FARMERS
FEDERAL RAIDS HIT WILLITS MEDICAL MARIJUANA FARMERS !
RECENT NEWS IN THE UDJ HAS DISCLOSED FEDERAL RAIDS HIT WILLITS ON THURSDAY. TWO OTHERWISE LAW ABIDING MENDOCINO COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED IN YET ANOTHER ASSAULT ON OUR COMMUNITY AND SOVEREIGNTY. JUDGING FROM THE SIZE OF THESE GARDENS NONE OF THEM SEEMED TO BE THE ” BIG COMMERCIAL” TYPE THE AUTHORITIES CLAIM TO BE LOOKING FOR. WE WONDER HOW MANY FUEL TRUCKS FULL OF DIESEL DROVE BY WHY THEY WERE WASTING THEIR TIME WITH SMALL SCALE MEDICAL FARMERS?
OF COURSE NOT MENTIONED IS HOW MANY LIGHTS, HOW MANY PLANTS WERE ONLY CUTTINGS OR “BABY CLONES”, AND OF COURSE WHAT WAS THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS? THESE BUSTS ARE ROUTINELY “ADVERTISED” IN THE PRESS STRAIGHT FROM THE “PRESS RELEASE” FROM THE SHERIFFS OFFICE, WITH LITTLE QUESTIONS ASKED OR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM PERFORMED. MANY PEOPLE ARESTED ARE NEVER CHARGED AND YET HAVE TO FACE THE SCRUTINY OF BEING BLASTED BY THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED LOCAL PRESS.
IM SURE YOU CAN ONLY PICTURE IN YOUR HEAD THE “CONVOY” DRIVING AROUND WILLITS GOING FROM ADDRESS TO ADDRESS, GUNS BLAZING WITH THEIR BUDDIES THE “FEDS” LOOKING FOR THE “EVIL REEFER” . MEANWHILE THOUSANDS OF POUNDS DRIVE DOWN THE 101 CORRIDOR PAST THE 3,500 GALLON FUEL TRUCKS HEADED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE MARKETS. BRINGING MUCH NEEDED CASH FOR MENDOCINO’S FAMOUS MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
MARIJUANA IS LITERALLY MENDOCINO’S ONLY AG CROP ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMON PEASANT, LITERALLY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MENDONESIANS HAVE TURNED TO MARIJUANA TO “MAKE ENDS MEET” IN THE PAST 10 YEARS. SOME PEOPLE DEPEND CROP TO CROP IN THE COUNTY WHERE HERB IS THE MOST HIGH, FOR THEIR MEDICINE! MARIJUANA HAS BEEN A THREAT TO THE TRADITIONAL POWER STRUCTURE IN MENDOCINO COUNTY, POLITICIANS WHO DON’T RECOGNIZE HERBS BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY SIMPLY PUT “DON’T GET ELECTED” AND THE ONES WHO GET ELECTED AND DON’T LISTEN TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS WON’T BE REELECTED.
THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE MARIJUANA MAKES ACTUALLY STAYS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY UNLIKE TRADITIONAL MENDOCINO CROPS, LIKE TIMBER, WHERE THE FORESTS OF MENDOCINO WERE “LOGGED TO INFINITY” BY COPORATE PLUNDERERS LIKE GP AND LP, MEANWHILE PAYING MERE SLAVE WAGES TO THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY PERFORMED THE HARD WORK. THE PROFITS FROM THESE DEVASTATING LOGGING PRACTICES AND COMPANIES WERE ALWAYS SENT OUT OF STATE WITH VERY LITTLE OF THE MONEY FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCE BASE ACTUALLY STAYING IN THE COUNTY. MARIJUANA THREATENS THE CURRENT POWER STRUCTURE BECAUSE THE MONEY FROM MARIJUANA STAYS IN THE COUNTY, MAKING “ALTERNATIVE THINKING PEOPLE” WEALTHY. MARIJUANA IS SUSTAINING THE COUNTY AND THUS CHANGING HAS THE POPULAR VOTE ! MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION HAS PAID AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PROPERTY VALUES IN HUMBOLDT AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES PRICES SOARED IN 2000-2001 WHEN PROP G PASSED DECRIMINALIZING MARIJUANA. THROUGH OUT THE STATE PEOPLE SEE MENDOCINO’S LENIENT POT LAWS AS A SIGH OF FREEDOM, FURTHER ENTICING AN ALTERNATIVE MINDED GROUP OF PEOPLE TO SEEK REFUGE FROM WRONG AND INHUMANE PROSECUTION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE LAND PRICES IN MENDOCINO HAVE DROPPED VERY LITTLE COMPARED TO OTHER AREAS IN CALIFORNIA, MENDOCINO IS A GREEN DIAMOND. KEEP IT THIS WAY VOTE NO ON MEASURE B. KEEP MENDONESIANS FREE AND GREEN.
UDJ- B BROWN
A series of raids by federal law enforcement officers and sheriff’s deputies from two counties resulted in the seizure Thursday of nearly 1,500 marijuana plants from five addresses in Willits and Santa Rosa.
Mendocino County sheriff’s deputies working with officers from the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team, the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the Willits Police Department and an investigator from the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office served search warrants on four addresses in Willits and one in Santa Rosa starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
From a home at 1581 East Hill Road, officers seized 940 marijuana plants and arrested Abraham Asbury, 31, of Willits.
At a home at 297 Holly St., officers seized 91 marijuana plants; at nearby 295 Holly St. officers seized an additional 214 marijuana plants as well as processed marijuana and a shotgun. These grows were believed to be under the control of Jonas Green, 27, and Amanda Ekstrand, 27, both of Willits, according to sheriff’s reports.
At 25042 Robin Place, officers seized an additional 98 marijuana plants as well as $1,800 in cash and more processed marijuana, according to sheriff’s reports. Green was arrested at this location.
In Santa Rosa, officers seized 119 plants and a handgun from a home at 5976 Yerba Buena Road. Randall Edwards, 53, and Susan Edwards, 57, both of Santa Rosa, were also found living at that home.Evidence gathered from the scene indicated that Randall and Susan Edwards owned the homes on East Hill Road and Holly Street, according to sheriff’s reports.
Charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and maintaining a place to distribute a controlled substance have been filed with the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office against Asbury, Green, Ekstrand and the Edwards.
On the same day, sheriff’s deputies arrested two men from Arizona after marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine was allegedly found in their car during a traffic stop.
According to sheriff’s reports, Sheriff’s Deputy Joey DeMarco stopped a car containing David Alexander Cygan, 50, and Whitman Cushing Lord, 48, both of Yuma, Ariz. that was southbound on Highway 101 near Leggett for a traffic violation at 11:23 p.m. Thursday.
The two men told DeMarco they had been visiting friends in Garberville and were driving back to Arizona. DeMarco smelled marijuana in their vehicle and searched it, according to sheriff’s reports.
In the trunk DeMarco found 23 bags of processed marijuana containing a total of 24 pounds of processed marijuana, according to the report, which stated DeMarco also found two grams of methamphetamine and 1.6 grams of cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia.
Cygan and Lord were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Mendocino County Jail.