Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Thursday, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies met with Green Diamond Security regarding a trespass marijuana growing operation. Deputies responded to 2111 Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook and met with Green Diamond Security. The security officers showed deputies a greenhouse with growing marijuana plants in it that was constructed on Green Diamond property. There was another greenhouse that was straddling the property line. Deputies saw the greenhouses were associated with an adjacent parcel which had a mobile home, travel trailer and shed.

Deputies contacted a man who was living on the parcel and he was identified as Kaleb Cory Severe, 28 years old. The deputies detained Severe while they obtained a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant for the property.

Once the search warrant was obtained, deputies searched the structures. Deputies located several stolen road signs, a stolen exempt license plate and two stolen Yamaha golf carts that were stolen from Humboldt State University, 110 growing marijuana plants ranging for 2' to 5' tall, and 6 lbs of processed marijuana bud. Severe was arrested for possession of stolen property, cultivation and possession for sale of marijuana and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked. His bail was set at $25,000.


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Deputies also saw evidence of air quality violations and are forwarding the case to air quality control for a follow up investigation and possible additional charges.

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