On Tuesday, Mendocino County investigators reportedly discovered 55 grow houses on the Round Valley Indian Reservation, along with swimming pools to facilitate watering. Deputies destroyed—again, why are we still doing this?—22,000 certainly innocent and most likely beautiful cannabis plants.
CBS SF Bay Area
- According to the sheriff’s department, staff had met repeatedly with the tribal council on the matter of “non-native persons” starting large marijuana growing operations on the reservation.
- “Community members, including many of the tribal elders, have voiced their fear about this activity as there has been a marked increase in gunfire and acts of intimidation associated with the large marijuana gardens,” the sheriff says. Waste and chemicals were also found on the lands.