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Fish & Wildlife officers and scientists shut down two Shasta County cannabis grows on environmental grounds

Courtesy CDFW

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Two illegal cannabis grows were shut down in Shasta County over the past few months by wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Warrants leading to the busts were based on suspected environmental violations associated with illegal commercial cannabis cultivation. Two illegal diversions were identified by scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. They also said they found huge amounts of garbage near a waterway and evidence of a registered pesticide being applied to the plants, which is prohibited for use on cannabis and food productions. Improperly stored diesel fuel may have impacted groundwater and nearby tributaries.