Large fifth wheel trailer stolen from California’s Emerald Triangle

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    A large fifth wheel trailer was stolen from Myers Flat (population: 146) a few days ago. The 39-foot Sandpiper toy hauler has an Arizona license plate number of Y35389 and Sandpiper written across the back.

    The area from which the trailer was stolen is in Humboldt County’s Emerald Triangle, long a pot-growing area in Northern California. Speculation is that the trailer is now home to weed farmers in a hidden pot patch deep in the forests and will likely never be found.

    The area around Myers Flat is popular with tourists for its giant redwoods, specifically the Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The trailer was not locked to prevent thieves from hitching it up to a truck and driving off. When in this part of the state – or any state where pot farming is rapidly expanding – it would be wise to lock up your towables before they become home to pot growers.

    The owner explained, “There is irreplaceable stuff in my trailer and my grandmother’s ashes – she just passed, all my photos, all my kids’ clothes, all my clothes – I need to find my trailer.”

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    Bob is absolutely correct. What California did is legalize possession of small quantities of marijuana. The state also regulated and heavily taxed the production of pot on approved marijuana farms, and allowed local government to permit the legal, over the counter sale of this regulated and taxed marijuana. But the regulation and heavy taxation created amazing growth opportunities for the pot bootleggers to continue to import, or grow unregulated, untaxed, illegal cheaper marijuana under the table. No regulations, no labels, no taxes, no permits. So if you’re naive enough to think legalization of drugs makes the problems go away, you’re… Read more »

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    Bob: catch up, Marijuana farming is now legal, and illegal Pot farms are on the wane. Do some research. What you are saying is ancient history…..

    Bob Difley
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    Growing pot in California requires a license, a plot of land, and adhering to specific regulations. Therefore, illegal pot growing continues on public land (i.e. national forests) by squatters.

    This from the Los Angeles Times on May 29th:

    Headline: Prosecutors step up targeting of illegal pot farms in California

    “Top federal and state prosecutors in California raised alarms Tuesday over the growing problem of illegal marijuana farms — including many tied to Mexico-based drug cartels — in remote public forests and parks.

    “They promised a stepped-up effort to shut them down.”

    Read the full article here.
    https://www.latimes.com/style/la-marijuana-updates-20170822-prosecutors-step-up-targeting-of-illegal-1527637666-htmlstory.html