HCSO: 2 suspects arrested after deputies investigated marijuana grow site today

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

Today, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Deputies and an Environmental Scientist from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (N.C. R.W.Q.C.B.) served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant in the Burr Valley area. When the deputies arrived they located a man and a woman on the property. They were identified as Jean Marie Gaddy, 51 years old and Robert Blaine Gilcrease, 53 years old, both from the State of Washington. When deputies searched the property they located a total of 1598 growing marijuana plants. The plants ranged in size from 1' tall to 5 tall. They deputies also located $3,661 dollars in cash, 23 pounds of processed marijuana, approximately three ounces of methamphetamine, scales and other items associate with the sales and distribution of drugs.

The deputies and the environmental scientist also found evidence of excavation of a wetland spring and discharge of fill to the wetland without permits. These environmental violations are criminal and civil code violations of the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.

Robert Blaine Gilcrease was arrested for possession for sale and cultivation of marijuana, and for allowing drugs to be on the property. Jean Marie Gaddy was arrested for cultivation and possession for sale of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Both were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked. Their bail was set at $50,000.00 each. Additional criminal charges for violations of the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act may be sought. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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