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Yurok Tribe wraps up marijuana raids with nearly 13K plants






A view of the Yurok Reservation in California. Photo from Facebook

Joined by local, state and federal authorities, Yurok Tribe of California seized nearly 13,000 marijuana plants and more than 300 pounds of processed marijuana in a series of raids on the reservation.

Authorities executed 35 Humboldt County search warrants and nine tribal court search warrants as part of "Operation Yurok,." No arrests were made but the effort put a big dent in the drug trade on the reservation.

The tribe has seen an increase in marijuana operations. The farms are damaging sacred sites, harming salmon runs and depleting the water supply.

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Press Release: Operation Yurok ends with nearly 13,000 marijuana plants seized, no arrests made (Humboldt County Sheriff's Office 7/28)

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