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All 29 warrants in the massive marijuana busts occuring this week in Humboldt County have been served according to FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler.

Federal agents have “obtained control of all locations” targeted by the warrants, he said.

At least one person was taken into custody but that person was not directly involved.

Agents are not here to undermine the will of the voters when it comes to 215, Schadler said. He repeated that agents are “not chasing down pot dispensaries” and that a single group of people are targeted.  KMUD reporter Cynthia Elkins noted that busts took place all over Humboldt County and asked Schadler if they were “all tied together.”

“Absolutely,” he said.

Schadler said Tuesday’s actions were just one step in the investigation.  He said there are “450 some odd folks up here doing the investigation,” but no charges have been filed. That will come “later down the line,” he said.

A local hotel clerk said agents are booked in their rooms thru Friday, according to KMUD.

  1. June 24, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Maybe the Feds stepped in after Humboldt County Code Enforcement was met with so much local opposition to their Natzi tactics.

    It’s a shame that the Feds are here because it is harder to kick them off of our land. Unless of course that idea for the Mattole Freestate(remember the coins?) was expanded and implemented throughout Humboldt County. Maybe the Bear Republic(Nor Cal) will rise and secede from the Union. Now wouldn’t that be awesome!

    Time to get your “US OUT OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY” bumperstickers!

    PS. Please Help Berkley!

  2. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    A bumper sticker will change the world! EVERYONE get a bumper sticker! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  3. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    450 agents? Has Dr. Lecter escaped yet again and developed a new taste for Mary Jane? I mean, they must have found something good.

  4. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    The scary thing here is that this is “just one step in the investigaton”

    What else is going to happen?

  5. June 24, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Actions do speak louder than bumperstickers.

    Do you define your life by your actions too, Anonymous 7:12?

    Or are you an anonymous armchair critic?

  6. June 24, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    so much local opposition to their Natzi tactics.

    Does this mean that Garberville is the Warsw Ghetto?


  7. June 24, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Warsaw was the word I was looking for

  8. June 24, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    450 Agents

    I hope they ate at local food joints, and did not bring their own food.


  9. Beowulf
    June 24, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I wonder who this group of growers is? I wonder if they are associates of (read insurance policy of) Good ole Joshee poo Hedlund’s. Wasn’t his sentencing just postponed for the umpteenth time? Why? Could it be that he is feeding them information on major grows in Humboldt and Mendo, information he gathered in a calculating way over the last five years or so? Hmm didn’t they say the investigation started two years ago? How long has Josh been working for the Feds? It’s going to be real interesting when we learn who it is that the Feds have targeted and how much time (maybe none?) Josh gets in the end.

  10. June 24, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    their Natzi tactics

    The scary thing here is that this is “just one step in the investigaton”

    What else is going to happen?

    Look for growers being rounded up, and sent to “camps”


  11. June 24, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Exactly the question I’ve been asking., Beowulf.

  12. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Background info on Josh Hedlund? Who what when why where how?

  13. Beowulf
    June 24, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Why? To save his ass (which is the only thing he cares about). Who see Vilica; desperately seeking Hedlund, ect in the search function on the right below most recent comments.

  14. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Lets hope they publish the name of the “Dr” who “perscribed” to all the grow houses that got busted. Might this be the common thread to all the busts? Should we run the money grubber out for abusing alot of sick folks?

  15. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    This sounds like they aren’t busting people with 215s and the name of the non “doctor” who has been writing prescriptions has been reported and it isn’t one of the “usual suspects.”

  16. June 24, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    didnt they bust a lady in whale gulch with a 215 permit and SIX plants?!?!?!

  17. pissed off
    June 24, 2008 at 9:02 pm


  18. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I have an interesting question.

    If this was a major weed bust, where was the infrastructure to dispose of large quantities of marijuana?

    Where were the large trucks?

    Where were the helicopters?

    So far I’ve seen a couple SUV’s and some typical rental cars. No flatbeds or trucks capable of hauling off huge amounts of weed. I haven’t even noticed helicopters.

    And why did they need 450 agents, to simultaneously slam 29 warrants down in a single day? Especially considering they had no advantage of surprise thanks to craigslist and Heraldo.

    One would think the FBI would have a major disposal issue at hand. Yet, I am not seeing any planning for this. Why?

  19. Porfiry Petrovich
    June 24, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I think you might possibly, certainly, definitely, well kinda sorta, but really without any shadow of a doubt, ok maybe just a little 5 o’clock shadow of a doubt, be onto something here, Beo! Anything is possible, right? Ok, not anything, but a lot of things.

  20. barak77
    June 24, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Once again HERR-aldo, thanks for frenetically blowing the whistle on the FEDS as they tried to do their job by putting away this riff-raff. The fact that you kept a constant posting to their whereabouts as they went about their duty is absolutely disgusting. How many of the FEDS did you and the rest of your sanctimonious vermin bretheren at KMUD put at risk by alerting the pot-scum that they were coming? These people were probably organized crime types or Mexican drug cartel boys(NOT NICE PEOPLE-HAVE BAD HABIT OF BEHEADING FOLKS)-did that ever occur to you? NO. You were more concerned about “protecting the will of the people.” What a crock. On the local news this evening, the FBI spoke about having their cover blown by people on the internet. Bubba might be getting a new cell-mate.

  21. kateascot
    June 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Right, like how did the info escape the FBI and get on the internet?

  22. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Hey b77,

    Did it ever occur to you that our country is only one or two Bush baby steps away from completely losing some of the civil rights that many Americans far better than you fought and suffered and died for? And you have the nerve to cheer lead for the folks who will be the very ones (if the sh*t hits the fan) coming to kick down your door to take away your guns or demand to see your identity papers? What a perfect asshole you are.

  23. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Since the G-men refer to this as ‘operation southern sweep’ shouldn’t we expect a northern one?

  24. Perfect Asshole
    June 24, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Me too. I’ll always cheer the arrest of common criminals. Hoorah!

  25. June 24, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    The fact that you kept a constant posting to their whereabouts as they went about their duty is absolutely disgusting.

    The feds could not sneak up on a glass of water.


  26. Porfiry Petrovich
    June 24, 2008 at 10:46 pm


    Geez dude! You’re such a freakin hater! “Who sucked the jelly outta your dougnut!?”

    Leave Heraldo alone man, he’s just runnin’ his internet site, dude! So get over it, ok!? Last time I checked this was The United States of America, where people can do things like set up internet sites and report on what’s going on.

    Maybe you need to lay off the booze. I know it makes me angry at the whole world.

  27. Porfiry Petrovich
    June 24, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    And another thing, bs77, if the FBI is crying about how the internet, or “internets” as Dubya likes to call it was what blew their cover, then maybe they need to rethink how they go undercover. There’s an idea for ya, eh!?

  28. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Say it ain’t so, Heraldo!

  29. Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Yeah, get out your bumper stickers while the county cries for government help for the fires that are dominating your woodlands. Hypocricy at it’s best. Everyone needs to take a step back and reevaluate exactly what they are complaining about. Perhaps then the group-think will cease and people will become level headed again.

  30. gambleer
    June 24, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    In regards to why there was no infrastructure for disposing of large amounts of weed……

    From all the reports and info, this doesn’t look like a pot bust. This is a MONEY bust. FBI, IRS, Post Office. Serving warrants on houses to gather evidence for arrests at a later date. Sounds like this is about Tax Evasion and Fraud. Money laundering and unreported wealth. Racketeering. Moving money around through the mail. “Organized crime.”

    The fact that they made the money growing weed seems secondary to the investigation we’ve seen.

    Lesson we can learn?

    go BIG, go DOWN

  31. Jofrom760
    June 24, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I thinks its a good thing and I’m a 215 patient.. 29 warrants all connected…. thats a fuckin Drug Cartel. Get them out, Keep things chill. Its one thing to sell your extra to provide funds for ur next but $50,00 every three months…. Your GREDDY!!!!!! Karma will bit you in the ass.

  32. June 24, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    We smoke our medicine in lieu of drinking & we too , are 215 patients . I am glad they are not raiding the legitimate growers and clinics . We are both OK & Glad they are here !

  33. someguy somewhere
    June 24, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    BEO is on to something. google hedlund and check the articles.
    we’ll never know for certain but hedlund’s arm stretches across 4 counties and thousands of acres.
    could be he cut a deal to avoid a lengthy stay in prison.
    even so, likely his vision was mega commercial which ultimately hurts the small care providing farmer.
    let this be a lesson that medicine is meant for smaller production.
    for now.

  34. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 12:06 am

    You are right 11:48, Hedlund was into the mega commercial and is (still) mega greedy. Just think of the legal risk for all involved (including the employees); these huge grows are targets for the Feds. (apparently Josh had a back-up plan: shape shifting into el raton) So any young bucks out there thinking of thinking of going big, don’t! At most go small and don’t get caught up in the greed and madness. And whatever you do avoid Josh Hedlund at any cost.

  35. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Look, the BNE and the FEDS are obligated to notify local law enforcement if they plan to shake down a community. It is professional courtesy and demonstrates sound judgement. Something like this doesn’t work, can’t work, and simply isn’t safe without communication and cohesion with county and city depts. at various levels. Someone in the loop obviously leaked the info. several weeks ago. Although Hunky Heraldo has a microphone in his hand, so to speak, just as many other reporters and avid Craigslist voeyers have climbed upon their soap boxes as well to warn and inform the community about the anticipated situation during the past 10 days or so, he’s not Orsen Wells, nor do I believe that he advocates illegal drug trafficing. Every journalist has a hot tip or a meaty story every now and again, and this, seems to be his. So, most of what you hear is true; the search warrants have been served, evidence is being collected with intent to confiscate and absorb under state and federal laws of criminally related forfiture, this is about money, it has strong ties to a deadly black tar heroin distribution ring which will also be busted in the near future and we should all just calm the fuck down and let everyone do their jobs, including Heraldo.

    I personally can’t help but thank him for always giving it to me straight.

  36. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 12:26 am

    AS certainly seems to know her stuff, so class everybody just sit up and take notice! If we’re ever going to learn something it will be when AS speaks! Nothin gets past her, no siree!

  37. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Sorry, that wasn’t nice, but geesh!

  38. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Hey Kate,

    Tonights actually my first post, but thanks, I’ll consider it a compliment ~

  39. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Black tar heron . . so it isn’t locals but Mexican ganstas they are targeting? Any more details?

    P.S. “I personally can’t help but thank him for always giving it to me straight.” that could me misconstrued u know? (Sorry couldn’t resist)

  40. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Yes Beowulf, a bit of innuendo to dissapate some of the god damn tension around here ~

    And yes, heroin. Humboldt has more heroin related crime and heroin related deaths than any other county with our demographics. Think layoffs of 285 mexican men and women in Arcata wasn’t intended to cause a bit more of a disruption than the average laymen might think. Serious and well defined disruption actually. Those firings likely affected 1000 people or more (including spouses, extended family, children) Many of them hard-working upstanding people, many of them not. Most of those families have though, likely left the area to find work elsewhere. A ripple affect. Take away the workers and the queen is fucked, same theory applies to peddling drugs. Lot’s of heroin, less people to move it. Think about it.

  41. Porfiry Petrovich
    June 25, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Heroin, eh? Damn! This is some crazy shit!

    The plot thickens.

    It’s certainly been a long day for all the bloggers. Guess it’s time for all of us to get some rest, eh?

  42. bystander
    June 25, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Its inevadable,
    when people get to large in this bussines
    wich is generaly run by some damn good human beings,
    but when people get big, guns are added to the scene and they were not before, more and more people become apart of it and sooner or later some of thoughs people will want to dip there hands in to real drugs.
    It really is to bad that so many of us still cant be happy with modaration. We are always so greedy. More more more.

    Greed may destroy us all.
    But I have hope,
    Ill never lose it.

  43. Porfiry Petrovich
    June 25, 2008 at 1:45 am

    “Mexican gangstas”? Maybe, maybe not.

    Check out the “Operation Southern Sweep” link at the bottom of the “Medical..may be next” article.

    This IS some crazy shit! Who knows what to beleive.

    Good Night!

  44. June 25, 2008 at 6:40 am

    the FBI clearly said that the operation was “homegrown” and not mexicans. stop with the racism.

  45. barak77
    June 25, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I’m just saying that we need to use some common sense around here, for pete’s sake. Heraldo has a right to freedom of speech, I have no problem with that, but when he exposes a major FED drug-sweep consisting of over 400 agents, you gotta know they aint goin after 215 patients. It was a cartel bust from the beginning, something big, and Heraldo needs to show some responsibility in allowing the FEDS to remove this menace. Heraldo needs to chill out, along with the rest of the pot-head enviros who have lulled themselves into thinking that Humboldt is it’s own separate country apart from the US.

  46. June 25, 2008 at 7:05 am

    speaking of “Humboldt is it’s own separate country” try this:

    Oklahoma Declares Sovereignty. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1089


    have a peaceful day,

  47. MasterYoda
    June 25, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Humans and your silly created drama. Close to 7 billion now is it? From glancing through these messages, seems like many of you are very young in spirit; still wrapped up in all of this trivialness of the world.

    May the force be with hairless mutated monkeys you are.

  48. June 25, 2008 at 7:13 am

    the bust in arcata yielded 20-30 plants. a bust in whale gulch yielded 6 plants from a MEDICAL garden.

    why are you celebrating the downfall of “big grows” if none have been busted? bizzare…..unless you care more about image than results.

  49. June 25, 2008 at 7:15 am

    how many federal agents does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


    2 to investigate for a year
    2 to go shopping for the bulb
    2 to clear the area of terrorists
    2 to say a prayer to jesus
    1 to screw the bulb in
    1 to tell the press that it was an efficient, well done job

  50. June 25, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Heraldo not only has the right to free speech he has the right to cultivate, possess and use marijuana and hemp if he so chooses- and you shouldn’t have a “problem” with that either, barak.

    have a peaceful day,

  51. June 25, 2008 at 7:29 am

    First off 99% of you medical marijuana people are fucking stupid… you go to that special doctor who can find something wrong with you to give you a damn card to sit on your ass, smoke pot, and get your six hundred dollar check every month. Then you grow, and sell to make up the difference…. great plan, you only have ot work about 4 hours a month for life to get by…. what a life!

    As far as this website and that gay ass radio station, i wish that the gov. could impose on your freedom of speech and bust your ass for interfiering with an investigation.

    They are busting people for a reason…. people who can get so big with their “business” that guns are their stong arm. people who hire people… people who shoot at people and miss, and accidentally hit a kid on a swing at the park 300 yards behind the original target, or your mother who is knitting watching her soap opera.

    I dont live in Humbolt area, but it is NOT another country. It NEVER will be.

    Get a real job that you can be proud of, that you can actually go to you kids school on career day and tell the kids what you “really” do for a living.

    10 minutes after you die, when you realize that your not on earth anymore, but some other place, your gonna say “damn, i fucked up”.

  52. Doubleagent007
    June 25, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Regardless of what side your on, how your medical pot grows, commercial or for personel, we should all be fuckin angry about how WE ARE BEING INVADED IN HUMBOLDT…Now I am all for “our Boys” and far from unpatriotic, but dont you kinda know how it must feel to the average Iraqi citizen, strangers in your house stopping everyone, lying about whats going on and how long they will be doing it, just generally in the dark about everything from this INVADING army of false warriors and leather jacket crew cut assholes..Yep, FUCK YOU FEDERAL OFFICERS…RESPECT OUR LAND, OUR PEOPLE and OUR UNSPOKEN LAWS..PEOPLE OF HUMBOLDT WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN 215 OPINIONS and shit, but now is time for unity and quit the rumor spreading, it just helps the “dark side” in there attempt to de-stabalize and un-unite all of us, the people of HUMBOLDT COUNTY CA..as much as you or I may not like it, THE OUTLAW LIFESTYLE IS HUMBOLDT COUNTY, and we must protect our people…that said, all you pompass ass growers need to reality check yourselves and realize we are all on the same side(most of us). TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR COUNTY and the reason we live here…where are all the protesters outside of fortuna river lodge??? BIG UP TO HUMBOLDT COUNTY AND STAY POSITIVE. FUCK THE FEDS. We need some people to infiltrate law enforcement circles, and take over from the inside out…you know sleepers…..real gangsta shit.. thats how you overthrow goverments….

  53. June 25, 2008 at 7:32 am

    “…along with the rest of the pot-head enviros…”

    Trenchant analysis, but he probably won’t make friends on this blog.

  54. retard dude..
    June 25, 2008 at 7:33 am

    dude you need to shut the fuck up, and we dont want your ass here.. stay the fuck away …

  55. open your ears and shut your mouth
    June 25, 2008 at 7:35 am


  56. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Yes: bona fide 215 patients/growers
    No: growers out to make big bucks at any price.
    Yes: DEA if they can figure out the difference

    I don’t feel violated or invaded at all. I live in Arcata and saw no evidence of the FBI or DEA, but if all HH says is true, I am happy they are here and we have help eradicating this mess.

  57. MasterYoda
    June 25, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Again.. hahahahahaha

    Humans and your silly created drama. Close to 7 billion now is it? From glancing through these messages, seems like many of you are very young in spirit; still wrapped up in all of this trivialness of the world.

    May the force be with hairless mutated monkeys you are.

  58. June 25, 2008 at 7:37 am

    “…go to you kids school on career day and tell the kids what you ‘really’ do for a living.”

    I’m wondering what a guy whose blogonym is Your all Retarted [sic] does for a living in our information/finance economy.

  59. June 25, 2008 at 7:38 am

    people from out of the area think that pot smokers get $600 a month automatically?

    i should take up smoking pot!!!

  60. anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 7:39 am

    You’re a piece of work barak77. Your moniker says it all.

  61. June 25, 2008 at 7:40 am

    yeah, go tell your kids that you displace and kill iraqis for a living. or that you promise people eternal life. those are REAL jobs.

  62. haha
    June 25, 2008 at 7:41 am

    it’s funny when people can’t spell retarded. Go douche yourself.

  63. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 7:50 am

    I agree. There are so many funny misspellings on the blogs as well as poor grammar; however, I think the message is what is important. What I find more annoying it the use of profanity, anger and hostility/threatening language, and shortened text-message style writing (like “stomp U out”). It all serves to communicate the individual’s point though, doesn’t it? It also reveals quite a bit about the writer’s education and personal quirks.

  64. June 25, 2008 at 7:53 am

    If you dont like the LAWS in the USA, get the fuck out of the country.

    Can someone tell me, how it came to be, that so many hippies, dumb fuckers, and idiots all ended up in Humbolt? I mean, its not like the mental capacity is “there” to form such a big pow-wow and everyone decide to make the move…?
    I just dont understand it.

    BTW. I love how you can tell on this website who transfered to Humbolt State, (just for the pot, not the degree) and gets their rocks off by trying to show up their vocabulary…

    It’s entertaining. Most people dont sit with a thesaurus, a dictionary and KY Jelly next to their computer.

  65. June 25, 2008 at 7:55 am


  66. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I rest my case.

  67. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 8:05 am


    Typical Cartman syndrome personality type.

    So much anger my friend.. you sound like such a sheep to me. Do you make your own opinions or do you repeat what your family and Fox News stick into your head. I’m glad we have one person less of your kind here. Most of us here are more intelligent and open minded than you processed food eating, bill o’reilly watching, goody goody wannabe retartttttts.

  68. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Their cover was blown when Fox News did reports on the subject all morning a couple weeks back. And there was a spokesperson then even…THEY spoke to the news, THEY put it out there to the media.. THERE WAS NO SECRET.

    My advice to the Feds is that if you want an operation to be a secret DON’T REPORT IT ON FOX NEWS.

    I guess they thought when they reported it in TEXAS (oh let’s show the USA that we’re cracking down on growers so no one else will think to do it) that noooo one from there would eeeever talk to anyone from here….. And then want to cry about it like little girls and say that their cover was blown by internet bloggers…pfft…THEY BLEW THEIR OWN COVER.

    Silly Feds

  69. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I would also like to add that if the Feds are indeed taking out the rippers, the liars and the thieves…the scum that also happens to grow..then fine by me. This place is beautiful and gets ruined by those that hide behind lies and pretend to be karma positive and “rainbow family” but in reality are child molesters, tweekers, rippers and murderers. THOSE people we DO NOT need at allllll. Take them Feds, take them please. Leave this beautiful country to the rest of us that really are functioning members of society. Let us have our meds but please take out the trash on your way out!

  70. June 25, 2008 at 8:13 am

    We should demand that our local law enforcement cease ALL cooperation with the federal Department of Homeland Security. We should demand this of the Eureka City Council, the County Supervisors and the Arcata City Council.

    Power to the people. Read the Bill of Rights.

    have a peaceful day,

  71. June 25, 2008 at 8:22 am

    The lesson of Nuremburg is this:

    It was not just German Nazis who were guilty of crimes against humanity. Also guilty were Germans who simply did nothing in the face of their leaders crimes.

    Germans who did nothing to oppose the crimes of the Nazis were complicit.

    Now we find ourselves living in a country that is pursuing the same kind of illegal wars and espousing the doctrines of cultural superiority over the rest of the world and is also imposing that fascist control internally (New Orleans, Humboldt, the southern border)

    Who gave the federal “police” the rights to set up ROADBLOCKS in our county?

    When the rest of the world finally comes here to judge you- What will you say?

    have a peaceful day,

  72. June 25, 2008 at 8:35 am

    its called Humbolt is inside the USA… the fed can go anywhere within, to do what they need to do.

    If a local government choosed not to co-operate… they can get into some serious shit…

    No where in the US is invisible to the government.

    Now, put the reefer down, go to McDonalds and fill out an application and smile to the kid when you turn it in.

  73. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Retarted.. you really are retarded

    choosed.. it is chose buddy.

    sounds to me like YOU are the one working at mcdonalds. you loser illiterate piece of trash.

  74. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 8:49 am

    “Sounds”, “Choosed”, and “You” needed to be capitalized. McDonald’s spelled this way and with an apostrophe. Commas perhaps between “loser” and “illiterate”, and “piece”?

  75. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 8:49 am

    No arrests? They didn’t find anyone home? When the Feds get involved the case (if arrested) goes to Federal Court where the sentences are long – 10 years or so. If arrested by the Sheriff – probation for a couple of years and the money gets taken but maybe not the property. There was a person in Manila that was on their CSD board that got caught by the Feds and I think he got 10 years. Maybe it was tax evasion too.

  76. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 9:02 am

    it don’t madder as long as you get the point-reality is not always nice and tidy-git used to it

  77. June 25, 2008 at 9:02 am

    My goodness. Your fast with the dickshunary.

    Who gives a shit how its spelled? You are the prime examples of the people who thought they would go to college up there… So you could smoke pot all day.

    So you gained a hell of a vocabulary, and a degree that you cant or wont use… instead you will persue arguments over your ‘civil liberties,’ spelling, and always go the hippie route in life.


  78. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 9:05 am

    laughing out loud.

    i am at a proficiency level that needs not bother with grammar and punctuation. i attacked him for spelling as you can see.

    so nice of you to defend this ignorant brethren of yours.

  79. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Peace be with you

    The retard wrote:

    “If you dont like the LAWS in the USA, get the fuck out of the country.”

    It seems to me that if you don’t like the laws, and being unconstitutional laws true Americans shoudn’t, one should try to change it, not run from it. Just be cause some asswipes manipulate our election process, our legislature, our police/military force, and spew feddy shit from their assholes, does not mean we’ve lost and should abandon our homes, and country like the retard suggests.

    Bill is right we should refuse to allow any feds in our county. Unfortunately as long as we accept federal $grants$ in exchange for allowing the feds to fuck us in the ass we will always be Bush’s little bitch. Take back our local government or shut it down. Think locally act locally! Fix what you can see.

    love eternal

  80. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 9:09 am

    yes, i gained a hell of a lot of vocabulary and a few languages as well..along with a few things about history and points of views that causes me to think of life in ways in which you will never understand. i learned to be an individual, and to be apart of the class that manages uneducated folks like you.

  81. Nobody
    June 25, 2008 at 9:11 am

    To answer a previous question, no they didn’t eat at local joints: they had an excellent catering service.

    There’s a homegrown cartel in SoHum. Can’t remember the folks but I recall some previous County court cases that were connected with a lot of money and similar last names. Won’t be long before we figure out who it is.

    I wonder if the recent deportation had anything to do with the current drug bust. I know that a couple of mexicans with very big names and personalities got sent away recently. Also came back (in hiding) less than a week ago. These fellas are known more for the superwhite mexi-meth AFAIK. I’m betting on the sohum vanilla-face quad riding numbskulls.

    Probably won’t budge the market price. The feds have more explicit power in “interstate commerce” thus the pot is probably leaving the area. Not sure where these folks spend their money on soil and quads… but if it’s local than that may dent our local november shopping spree after harvest.

  82. derchoadus
    June 25, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Hey nobody, you obviously didn’t participate in the ‘Spot The Fed’ game at Eel River Brewery last night. Lots of 20-30 somethings nicely groomed with very serious demeanor. The parking lots at all the hotels and the Riverlodge were at capacity. There was a nice line at the door for dinner.

    JUst check it out at Happy Hour…..

  83. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Thank god for the Feds – go guys!

    And for all of you dopesmoking vermin….I am laughing my ass off. Go get a real job.

  84. June 25, 2008 at 9:59 am

    They are setting up a bulkhead here. Doing recon for a return ala Operation Phase 2. If it wasnt for heraldos tips the growers were about to contribute to the local schools and hospitals…but noooo, she spooked them to pack up and leave. Thanks for blowing the windfall of monies that the growers were about to contribute to society.

  85. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Don’t doubt tad when he complains about the anal-receptor role in anal sex. He knows the subject. It only hurts because he can’t relax. So Humboldt County, relax and let the Feds do their job. We’ll all feel better very soon.

  86. June 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

    the cops have gotten under 100 plants so far. how will that affect the windfall of money that growers will get?

    how many plants are growing right now in humboldt? 1,000,000? and they got 100? wow, that should put a huge dent in the supply.

  87. June 25, 2008 at 10:03 am

    if anything, the price is RISING, and growers will get a huge amount of cash this fall.

  88. June 25, 2008 at 10:05 am

    id be willing to bet that the rats and deer do more damage to pot plants than these cops could dream of doing.

    if these city slickers need a PORTA POTTY with them, how will they get to the remote outdoor plants?

  89. June 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

    tons of sticky bud, growing right under the noses of the feds!!!!

    they expected fields of plants that would be easy to bust, but when they showed up, they realized that this isnt a movie.

    lets keep a tally on how many plants these clowns ACTUALLY get. they are government workers, so it really doesnt matter how they perform. talk about wasting money. but im just a silly libertarian.

  90. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Peace be with you

    Maybe the feds are clearing out Humboldt Skunk because its competing with their Afgan Smack, and Dow Crank. The people of Humboldt are not falling into their hard drug trap so they cut the competition down a little. It worked with the soldiers in Vietnam, the poor in LA, and the Arcata plaza.

    love eternal

  91. Another Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Seems to me there was another person busted a few years back from Fortuna who got off with a slap on the hand. Maybe he spilled a few beans to get let off easy. Could this be Eddie Shields aka Eddie Bagley? Heard he hasn’t been seen around lately. I wonder why???

  92. June 25, 2008 at 10:18 am

    how are they supposed to get the plants? did they even bring quads with them? anyone seen helicopters full of plants like we see every summer? anyone seen truckloads of plants being hauled out like we do every summer?

    these jokers couldnt find pot plants in Humboldt County!!!! no wonder we cant find Osama Bin Laden!!!!

  93. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Maybe the feds are clearing out Humboldt Skunk because its competing

    If the world truly worked like it does in your conspiracy-driven mind, twisted logic would dictate that Humboldt growers — certainly ones of the massive scope we’ve heard about this week — would have long ago cut a clandestine government agency in on a portion of the profits and these raids would not be taking place.

  94. June 25, 2008 at 10:27 am

    grows of a massive scope that weve HEARD about?

    tell us the details of these big grows. ive heard about 6 plants being seized in whale gulch and 20-30 plants being seized in arcata. what have you heard?

  95. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

    go to bed with the feds? Why? To be liars and cheats and morally bankrupt zombies? Not a good plan.

  96. someguy somewhere
    June 25, 2008 at 10:47 am

    BEO you got any more info on your theory?

    would be interested to research origins of the 2 year invest.

  97. HumRed
    June 25, 2008 at 10:49 am

    So on top of it all Tad has a anal fixation. With the life he advocates its no surprise. Maybe his Rx’s come in a suppository.

    anybody catch the piece on blogging though to cause increases in dopamine levels. Kind of like mental masturbation, explains about the amount of time you progeys spend running your mouths on this site.

    The bill of rights says shit about you having the right to be supported when you don’t produce. It says you have a right to produce without being fucked with, what you advocate is a bunch of demands from others who do produce.

    Although I have a number of college degrees and speak several languages I have always had trouble spelling. Probably because I enjoyed the literature part of English classes much more than the grammar part. Also like many humans my brain overrides my ability to type or write. If you look history you will see that a number of people scientists, writers, business people had problems spelling. However I have noticed on this site it seems to count for more than brains, thinking, creativity, or real thoughts. A bunch of drones who spell well, o’boy what a world.

  98. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I agree; spelling has little to do with general intelligence. It comes naturally to me, but not my husband, who is very smart. It took me several years to get him to spell “writing” that way, instead of “writting”. BTW, he has a postdoctoral education.

  99. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

    heavy activity in Whitethorn
    70 vehicles

  100. Another extraordinarily rockin young social worker
    June 25, 2008 at 11:51 am

    We’re all likely quite bright and evolved, we wouldn’t be reading and commenting on Heraldo’s blog if any of us were truly idiots ~ no need to inflate our own egos any further listing our credentials or the fine intellect and abilities of our lovely spouses. I think that people mis-spell or make gramatical errors when they are wound up and/or in a hurry. What bugs me about some of the commenting here is that we allow ourselves to become so infuriated by another’s views and/or positon on an issue, that we start talking shit and using derogatory remarks. The word retard (retarded), although still a clinical term, is simply so incredibly offensive to me personally, I’d hope to not see it used here anymore. And, identifying (as one candid commenter continues to do) another’s anal retentive writing or thinking habits and/or accusing them of being ignorant from a few short sentences within a comment they’ve posted is rude and equally ridiculous. Cmon, what’s with all the fucking judgement? Can’t we all just take what we like and leave the rest, agreeing to disagree on occasion? Let’s all just take a few breaths, open up our minds a bit and chill the fuck out. Further outlets for frustration can be found this weekend at the Jambalaya. Beer and TheRubberneckers, now there’s a combination guaranteed to cheer your political and social woes!

  101. "G"
    June 25, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Wow! That’s exactly what I was thinking as I read through this blog! Why is it people feel the need to throw stones when we ALL live in glass houses. No one is perfect and no one knows it all except God himself. Our society has become so good at pointing the finger at someone else that they don’t reflect on themselves. We should instead focus on what we can do to help the situation. If the feds are going after the commercial grows and trying to catch the people protecting their patches with shotguns and pitbulls, then more power to’em. If they are targeting people with a 215, then shame on them. I’ve lived in Humboldt my whole life and know that if you took all the marijuana out of this county the local economy would crash Big Time. Like it or not marijuana money makes life go round here in Humboldt!

  102. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    From what I understand most busts are in response to cartel type stuff, gangsters who want to exploit our resources.

  103. June 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    bubba in salmon creek is a gangster? donovan in whitethorn is a gangster? the lady with 20 plants in arcata is a gangster? the lady with 6 plants taken in whale gulch is a gangster?

    what gang do these people belong to? come on. these people have no connection other than they live in humboldt county.

  104. modomon
    June 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    One good thing will come out of this national attention.

    People in the national media will learn about Peter Stewart, Cheri Moore, Martin Cotton and other victims of Humboldt law enforcement.

    Peter Stewart, burned alive in Hoopa. Cheri Moore shot multiple times by Eureka police, and the senseless beating death of Martin Cotton at the hands of the Eureka Police Department and the Humboldt Sheriffs Department.

    The possible cover up of these homicides by local law enforcement. The incompetence or complicity of the coroner Frank Jager, former cop and current candidate for Eureka City Council.

    And to cap it all off, Dave Gundersen from Blue Lake

    Bring on the media.

  105. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    11:51- you missed my point. I was defending those with poor spelling, saying it has nothing to do with intelligence, and that also everyone’s opinions are valid. Anyway, how can a person be considered “bragging” when we are anonymous? Good god- think about it. That’s hysterical- LOL!!

  106. June 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    im still waiting for ONE big bust…..are these feds that incompetent?

  107. meowface
    June 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    12:16——No one is perfect and no one knows it all except God himself.

    God must be a man to let all this shit be happening to us. =) =) =)

  108. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    PS- You find the word “retard” offensive? I find profanity offensive, which you like to use. I choose to use neither one, but it appears to be a simple personal choice.

  109. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about! The police depatments in Humboldt are corrupt beyond belief and have been getting away with it for way too long! City and County officials are cowards that let GOOD OLD BOY mentality run the county for the past 15 years beyond what has happened the past 80 years. Mentally ill women, our young men and our children are killed while in the course of acceptable policies. FBI PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT!!!!!

  110. June 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    KHUM just reported that the feds have reported finding 10ooo plants……has anyone seen plants being flown out of whitethorn or island mountain? any truckloads of plants seen leaving either area?

  111. anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    why does it always have to come back to the Mexicans…leave em alone. I know several of the people busted they are not Mexican they are not a cartel and they are not connected. Get your facts straight

  112. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Is mafia better?

  113. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Or possibly as I’ve wondered before, the feds had a bad crop this year and need our pot to give to their patients who I understand are experimenting with Marijuana and reporting back about the effects.

  114. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Peace be with you

    “If the world truly worked like it does in your conspiracy-driven mind, twisted logic would dictate that Humboldt growers. .. would have long ago cut a clandestine government agency in on a portion of the profits and these raids would not be taking place.”

    You could be right, and maybe this is why they haven’t come out with any real significant busts. But, I really don’t believe the feds believe that Herb will disenfranchise the poor like their crack, meth, and heroin does. In fact I’m pretty sure the feds believe that Herb would have a healing effect counter to the drugs they distribute.

    love eternal

  115. June 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    then why has every bust that ive seen been a 215 card holder?

  116. Another extraordinarily rockin young social worker
    June 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I’ll work on it Anony.Miss. Tou-che`. Retaliation being so important and all.

  117. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    I think the important thing is that the message gets across. I am with you in that the anger and hostility doesn’t help with communicating.

  118. Jane Doe
    June 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Claiming that everyone busted is a member of a huge cartel is propaganda so people won’t care, sorta like the claim that all the prisoners at GITMO are terrorists.

  119. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    C’mon..I never said everyone…your current personality can’t read well

  120. Jane Doe
    June 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    I was referring to the government claims, Kate. Taking everything personally and getting all defensive isn’t rational.

  121. Jane Doe
    June 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Additionally, buying the government line that this is all about busting one huge cartel isn’t rational either, especially given what we know about this particular one. Oh that’s right, the government doesn’t lie.

  122. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm


  123. someguy somewhere
    June 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    don’t degenerate, folks.

    keep it positive.

    the topic is the investigation, why its happening, whether its for the best for all the people, and staying informed as a citizenry.

    for all we know, the naysayers above who are incendiary and accusatory and who pick fights and label people are FDA/FBI hired goons designed to divide our morale.

    stay on topic, keep it brief, and remember to care about others.

  124. Mama Bear
    June 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Here Here some guy!!

  125. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    3:07…I find it interesting that you say that someone on this thread might be FBI/DEA because we have a multiple personality poster that is well, strange, not to say that strange is bad but sometimes, well…..

  126. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Hopefully the fires will take out the rest of the pot in the county! (maybe some of the growers as well!) DIAF.

  127. Anonymous
    June 26, 2008 at 12:20 am

    You have to wonder about some of the posts here (among them, “Retart’s.” Speaking of which, I also find the use of the word retard incredibly offensive, and more so than the profanity). Back to my point, are some of these posts for real? It’s hard to believe whoever is writing some of this stuff is serious.

    Also, what’s with the posturing (Judging who is more intelligent, more literate, morally superior, better educated)? It’s seems pretty harsh — and, as someone said, silly from anonymous posters on a blog.

  128. June 26, 2008 at 12:39 am

    You have to wonder

    I must wonder. I must wonder. I am under your control. Yes Master. Tell me what to think. I am at your bidding.

    Also, what’s with the posturing (Judging who is more intelligent, more literate, morally superior, better educated)?

    How else should one select a mate?

  129. What the what
    June 26, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    it took two years to assemble 450 agents, 29 warrants and then make no arrests? Maybe they couldn’t get all 90 black suvs from the motor pool two years ago?
    Maybe the suv with all the handcuffs got left behind accidentally?
    This whole operation is very strange.
    If you can obtain sufficient evidence for a warrant, and find what you think you’ll find—that leads to arrests.
    Doesn’t this strike anyone else as random and bizarre? The only way it makes sense is if all these task forces needed to prove they actually do something, so their funding doesn’t get cut. Lets go spend money collecting stuff!

  130. soul-less humboldt
    June 26, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    there’s gotta be an agent assigned to studying these posts–what a great job he has—hey a-hole, f–off!!!!

  131. meth and cheese....I love it..
    June 26, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    standard federal op. last year 14 month Investigation into San Jose Ca, Meth “cartel” that was putting approx 20lb per month on the street, resulted in the feds buying one 20lb deal and and 14,000 $ they stood their watching 440lbs go on the street during those months, which resulted in the big whopping 14 arrest…all illegals from mexico….way to go feds, sounds like all your shit is fucked…………

  132. thorn
    June 26, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    code enforcement task force meeting tomorrow!

    the code enforcement task force meets tomorrow (friday, june 27th) at the board of supervisors chambers at the county courthouse in eureka. (does anyone know the time of the meeting, or the agenda, or what time the public comment period starts?)

    with all the heavy-handed fed raids in the last few days, its important that we don’t lose sight of this code enforcement issue. we may not have much influence over the feds, but we sure as hell should be able to influence our own county government!

    this task force meeting is a great opportunity to tell them what we think about the revelations at the last task force meeting that the county “lost” all the documents pertaining to the formation of the code enforcement unit, due to a “flood” in the county courthouse basement.

    and since they were forced to add a “public comment” period to the end of the task force meetings, you can speak to them if you like. but even being another “warm body” there lets them know that we haven’t forgot about this.

    and the moratorium on non-consensual code enforcement inspections, using their magical no-probable cause “inspection warrants” ends in a few weeks.

    we need to demand that, at the very least, the board of supervisors must extend the moratorium until after the task force has completed their work. they haven’t even got to the bottom of what went wrong yet, much less worked out what should be done in the future!

    and we should also express our desire that the county should drop its shameful lawsuit against the yee-haw ranch in trinidad, site of one of the most egregious code raids that took place.

    shortly after residents there complained on KMUD about how they were treated by desadier, fulton, and the rest of the code raiders (including having a gun pointed at an unarmed woman with two young children for no good reason) the county decided to file a lawsuit against charles garth, the owner of the property, and even against his tenants – for “conspiracy” to commit “unfair business practices” for the terrible crime of exchanging “substandard rent” for modest accomodations.

    this retaliatory lawsuit has already rendered individuals and families homeless, and amounts to adding insult to injury. and if it goes forward, it’s likely to cost the county big bucks for outside counsel (just like the pepper spray case and the tooby lawsuit) because the county counsel has such a clear conflict of interest, as they were one of several agencies that were kinda-sorta supervising the code raiders.

    wood ranch and elk ridge have been on the agenda of the task force, but apparently not yee-haw. if they continue to try to dodge the issue tomorrow, then we certainly have the public comment period at the end of the meeting to let them know how we feel about this!

    as others have pointed out, if the county clowns can’t even prevent important county documents from being destroyed in a flood in their own basement, they’ve got a lot of nerve telling the rest of us how to live!

    i don’t have the exact time, but it’s something like 10 a.m. – ?

    does anyone know the exact time of the meeting, and/or the agenda?


    it’s not on the c.l.m.p. web page – and i’m not criticizing them, they must have their hands full with the invasion by the feds.

    but it’s important that we don’t let one level of opression (the feds) prevent us from keeping our eye on the ball with another level of oppression (the county code cops).

    so if you can be there tomorrow, then BE THERE!

    from the valley,

    – thorn



    i realize this message is kind of “off-topic,” so if you want to post this message on the front page as a “guest opinion,” feel free. or if you’d rather skip my opinions and just post a reminder about tomorrow’s meeting and maybe link to your last post about the “purge”/flood of county documents. if you happen to know the time of the meeting and can add that, that would be even better. i know i’m posting this request pretty last-minute, and i know there’s a whole lot else going on at the moment so i certainly understand if you don’t have time. still it would be a great service if you could at least put a quick reminder about tomorrow’s meeting up on the front page… – thorn

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