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Little new info on pot busts

UPDATE: Listen to the interview here.

FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler spoke with KSLG’s John Matthews this morning to give an update on the Federal investigations into marijuana busts conducted across Humboldt County Tuesday.

A complete list of locations targeted in the raids will be released later today.  Areas include Shelter Cove, Whitethorne, Phillipsville, Miranda, Arcata, and Redway.

Investigations will continue today.  Once a search warrant is executed researches will remain at the site until they seize all items listed on the warrants, Schadler said.

The one person taken into custody yesterday was arrested for assaulting a federal officer.

Some people were home when officers arrived to serve warrants, Schadler said. In most cases they were interviewed but not arrested.

Schadler said he couldn’t give a lot of details because of on-going investigations.

He said he didn’t know how much the “Operation Southern Sweep” will cost.  “I don’t crunch numbers,” Schadler said.

  1. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Operation Southern Sweep? Come on, where’s the Eye fanatic/stalker/nutjob when you need him? Sweep = Vacuum = Hoover.

  2. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

    “I don’t crunch numbers.” That’s a great line! Think it will work if the IRS calls to audit me?

  3. plants vs. pigs
    June 25, 2008 at 11:08 am

    operation southern sweep is a joke!
    humbolt house is full,not one room is avalible.I wonder why?F.B.I.,D.E.A.,and the I.R.S. have benn seen in the area of redway and garbervile.Cops have been seen driving newer S.U.V.’s and a big size budget moving truck!Aint it funny how cali. burns with over 700 fire state wide while there in nourther cali. fucking with the economy.they have over 450 agents in the area doing nothing when they could be fighting forrest fires and helping people.The F.B.I. should be trying to stop terroist instead of fucking with older mom and pop pot growers living below there meens!The feds should look pass the people that fall under prop 215.,some people actually need marijuana to live ther life in a normal way.Thats why its a medication,the only reason ther here now is because they cant tax marijuana the way theyed like to.I could go on all day but i have stuff to do. dont fall prey to the po po take the hit,get every thing out the ground now and try again when things calm down some

  4. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 11:15 am

    First they came for people breaking the law, and I said nothing because I like when they come for people breaking the law…

  5. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

    they have over 450 agents in the area doing nothing when they could be fighting forrest fires

    Putting 450 untrained people in fire’s way is plain idiotic. Our hospitals are understaffed too. How about we have an FBI agent perform your next surgery?

    Jesus Double-H Christ.

  6. June 25, 2008 at 11:22 am

    federal national gaurd members have been used to fight fires here before. its not unheard of to have feds fight fires….

    this shows what our current administartions priorities are…..sending our guard oversees to secure oil fields while fires burn here at home. sending keystone cops looking for pot plants while we already have the highest incarceration rate in the WORLD. now they want to jail more pot smokers?

  7. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Evacuations are happening in Legget as fires are out of control and people are being called out to help, all volunteers are welcome…no metal in boots, no plastic gear, heavy cotten clothing is better, fire protective head gear, no experience necessary all needed! Check out KMUD.com

  8. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 11:38 am

    whatz up with the humboldt county news- no new story in days-
    Ereeeka Reporter out did TS again today

  9. anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    KMUD said 95 vehicles on the road to Whitethorn–what did they do sit and count them like freight train cars? The gas costs alone will be staggering, all those SUVs! Guess feds can’t car pool.

    Does this have anything to do with the barnum land subdivision in northern mendo?

  10. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Feds can’t carpool? There are 400 agents in town, how do you know each of the 95 vehicles don’t have multiple agents in them?

  11. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    The idiot who assaulted the agent is an idiot, do they think punching out the FBI is going to set them free? HA.

  12. June 25, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    an FBI agent got punched out? how embarrassing……

    john matthew’s interview this morning made the incident out to be much smaller than a FBI agent getting knocked out.

  13. hoover out of humboldt
    June 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    “they have over 450 agents in the area doing nothing when they could be fighting forrest fires”

    Uuuhh… then why are you here posting blogs instead of “fighting fires”?

  14. anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Hello, Northern California ASA Members and Friends.

    DEA agents and other federal agencies are very active in Humboldt County right now, and medical cannabis patients and caregivers are at risk there. It is very important that ASA collect confidential information about instances in which the DEA arrests or seizes medicine from patients or caregivers. We can often help these victims and their attorneys, and the data we collect is crucial to providing credible information to elected officials about ongoing DEA interference and intimidation in California. Similar reporting was instrumental in persuading Congressman John Conyers to challenge DEA tactics earlier this year. Help us build opposition again by getting information to our Legal Services Coordinator Noah Mamber at noah@safeaccessnow.org or by calling toll free (888) 929-4367.

    ASA offers free legal support to medical cannabis patients and their attorneys every day. You can read more about those services at


    You may also want to read our legal manual to be sure you are prepared to assert your rights in the event of a law enforcement encounter – http://www.AmericansForSafeAccess.org/LegalManual

    Read more about the situation in Humboldt County on the ASA Discussion Forums at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=1395

    Don Duncan
    California Director
    Americans for Safe Access

    Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

  15. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Way to go FBI – and thank you!

  16. don't need medicine
    June 25, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Why are you idiots blaming Hoover? His stories are quite recent and this action was two years in the making. Also Hoover was writing about grow houses in Arcata, which are so fucking blatant that any idiot could figure out where/what they are doing, which isn’t even what this action is about. The new updates confirm that they are bringing down ONE BIG PLAYER and don’t care at all about your precious 215 “medicine”.

  17. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Kevin Hoover deserves every bit of publicity that he gets, he dishes out now he can eat some.

  18. June 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Oooh, Kate. Protect the little criminals and go after the law abiding editors, eh?

  19. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Hoover is shady, sleazy, and a butt kisser. All that does fall within the law, but beyond that he has less moral fortitude than those he slanders within the boundaries of legal sleazy journalism.

  20. June 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Like the people with growhouses? And you would have him shut his eyes? Pretend they don’t exist? Praise them to the heavens?

  21. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Many other approaches could have been taken did he truly care about our communities, no this man is ambitious and exploits “news” for his own personal voyeurisms and ego…

  22. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Are you a member of People Project, Kate?

  23. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    As far as I know everyone is a member of people project. Food not bombs has no membership and am I a hippie? trying to put a face on me?

  24. Mama Bear
    June 25, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t think Kevin Hoover is the source of all this drama, Heraldo for that matter. The feds know what they know, despite the reporters, we all know it!! Ask some young kid on the East coast, they have heard of Humboldt, as the source of the best bud around, or at least that is the assumption. i applaud heraldo, for his efforts to warn this community. I know he is taking a lot of judgements, but I think he deserves some recognization for being the only one to try to prepare our community for this attack.So , I would like to thank Heraldo, for his efforts. No one could have known exactly what would go down, but at least he tried!! I am proud of you Heraldo, so many were skeptical, but you did your job well.

  25. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I suppose next you’ll want my phone number?

  26. wendell
    June 25, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    looks lik this is linked to the vilica mess..I have a feeling that is what will be revealed soon.

  27. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    The wonderful inflatable sweep totals! Per the T-S:

    “According to the U.S. Attorney General Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the county-wide marijuana raids that started Tuesday have so far led to the seizure of between $25 and $60 million worth of marijuana.”

    Pretty good off of 28 warrants. That calculates out to about somewhere between $1 and $2 million per warrant. Like that house in Sunnybrae. There must have been one million dollars in pot there alone! And just at one point in time!

    Sheesh, even in Arcata, most houses don’t cost that much. Maybe I could sell my one-bedroom to the Feds for just a half a million, cheap! Think of all the millions of dollars in crime they could prevent (by their accounting methods) by buying my house and absolutely assuring that it will never, ever become a grow house!

    In fact, they should buy up all the houses in the entire city of Arcata. By their accounting methods, that would probably pencil out to at least $25 to 60 BILLION in crime guaranteed to be stopped! If they bought even more houses, they could exceed the national gross domestic product in stopped crime!

  28. theo therme
    June 25, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    20-30 plants is worth MILLIONS of dollars? i think you have your facts mixed up about the arcata raid.

  29. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Just guessing as to the cause of your problem with Hoover and putting it together with the context of your comments here Kate. Hoover was very insulting to People Project in his editorials, saying things like “First, they aren’t serious. PP has made no formal proposal for the campground they’re supposedly demanding. No location, funding or management plan has been proposed. They offer nothing to work with other than slogans and admonitions.

    The People Project’s half-assed lies are as dense as their proposals are vapid. In PP land, the police are all thugs, the City Council oppressors and the news media complicit. It has to be that way for them, because then they’re positioned as the valiant freedom-fighters.”

    He went on to say that People Project is just looking for a big lawsuit.

  30. Mr. Curious
    June 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    “Many other approaches could have been taken did he truly care about our communities”

    I’m curious about these many other approaches.

    Maybe you could enumerate just a few of them.

  31. June 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Kevin is ambitious. He started his own newspaper – a risky undertaking. Stepped out on his own and made it work in one of the toughest media markets in the country. Eeked out a living and beat the odds.

    Ya oughtta try it sometime, Kate. And you also ought to think that there are lots and lots of people who think differently than you do – people who have had it with the growhouses, the fires, the pitbulls, the guns, the crime, and the lack of housing. Not to mention the destruction of property.

    Like it or not, honey, it is a story and that’s what reporters do – report what is going on.

    So knock it off.

  32. Mama Bear
    June 25, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I am curious , what do pitt bulls have to do with any of this, they get such a bad rap.

  33. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    No one here is condoning the large scale Grow operation’s, they bring in crime and not to much of the profit is spent in the community…. But what Kevin Hoover is doing is totally out of control. He’s labeling the youth and their life styles as something their not. Similar to the pour Pittbulls God love them..
    Most of the kids don’t have 10 lights…. they scrape buy like the rest of us out here any way possible and, if putting a couple lights up helps them out more power too them… Safety is the issue here. there is right and wrong ways of doing everything
    This is a college town there will always be Housing issues here and not every house with tapestries in the window is a grow house, there Just hippies they don’t like plastic blinds.
    And ROSE I’m willing to bet the revenue off cannabis make your world go round in one way or another

  34. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Is it reporters jobs to trespass on peoples properties, spray paint houses that they think are grow houses or send threatening letters to home owners? He had no idea whether there were actual grows going on at those locations, or whether they were legal 215 grows or not. He’s a reporter, not a police officer or a federal agent. He’s as much as a criminal as the growers themselves. If I lived in Arcata and caught him snooping around my property, I would shoot first and ask questions later. I can’t believe people in Arcata are so against pot growers that they would support Kevin’s illegal activity and call him an ambitious crusader. He is not responsible for the raids this week, but that still doesn’t excuse him for what he is done. Every time I see a stack of his crappy papers sitting around, I will take them all and burn or throw them away. I can’t believe anyone would pay a dollar for his shitty propaganda rag anyway. Let’s make it so no one can.

    Kevin Hoover = Bill O’Reilly

  35. June 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Heh. You’d shoot first and ask questions later? And you wonder why the code enforcement guys ask for armed escorts.

  36. Mr. Curious
    June 25, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    “Is it reporters jobs to trespass on peoples properties, spray paint houses that they think are grow houses or send threatening letters to home owners?”

    Which houses did he spray paint, and what did the threatening letters say?

  37. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Mr.C Look at this link on the Arcata Eye http://www.arcataeye.com/index.php?module=Pagesetter&tid=2&topic=3&func=viewpub&pid=952&format=full
    Then check out the NY times Key word Kevin Hoover

  38. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    A copy of the letter he sent to home owners is on the Arcata Eye’s website I believe. Not sure about what house got spray painted but I know I saw a picture of it on one of these local blogs. I’ll look around and see if I can find it again.

    Rose: Yes if someone is on your property that isn’t a member of local police or some state or federal agency, that what am I too think? Someone is either trying to rob me, or pull off a home invasion. I will not let anyone harm my wife or family, which does happen a lot in these home invasion crimes. Shooting first and asking questions later would ensure my families safety. I’m not saying Kevin deserved to get shot for what he is trying to do, but if he got shot by a sacred home-owner he would be the one responsible for it not the home owner. He was the one trespassing on people’s properties and sending threatening letters to home owners. It may not be as big as a crime as meth production, but it is a crime nonetheless.

  39. June 25, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Remember the little yellow signs that said “This family supported by Timber Dollars?” Maybe you guys all need little green signs that say “This family supported by Pot Dollars” – see if you get any more sympathy than the logging families got. Or the fisherman for that matter. There are plenty of hard working people here who contribute to the economy, was long before growhouses came to town and will be long after they are gone. And if the growhouses really are the cause of rising home prices (I don’t think they are, but…) if they are, then you can make the argument that the pot economy hurts regular people on a daily basis.

  40. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Sorry but I read that Arcata Eye story and the NY Times story and didn’t see anything about Hoover being the one who spray painted houses. Did I miss something?

  41. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Your right… I was just going on the rumours in that neighbourhood. And that’s not News.. Did you find the letter content???

  42. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Katie Couric just had an interesting story about how The Taliban is growing because the Afghans have been growing poppies as a major crop for centuries but the US has been destroying crops there because the market translates into money that buys weapons to fight us, and the US takes it’s war on drugs seriously. problem is by destroying the primary crop of most Afghanis these people are without the means to take care of themselves and their families. The anger is causing many relatives of their relatives to join the Taliban. One of the Ambassadors suggests that a pharmaceutical company pay these farmers to grow for them so that they can use the poppy medicinally. No answer yet from the government if such a thing is possible. Watcha think, will we legalize heroin poppies?

  43. Mr. Curious
    June 25, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    But where was the threat? A different letter?

  44. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Its not a threat is based on as little evedience as possible. Theres the 10% that are blowing up their rentals but the majority are laid back people trying to live in peace.

  45. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Rose you seem to be the one not able to handle someone like me having and expressing an opinion that is other than yours, telling me to knock it off is definately intolerant.
    And multiple personality anon should read more carefully. I dislike, no I abhor Mr. Hoovers’ form of journalism. He is a sensationalist that ruins people’s reputations for the hell of it and to make a buck. I don’t read the other rumor rags or watch celebrity tv shows, etc. trying to make my words sound like what you want to hear is spin.

  46. Mr. Curious
    June 25, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Whose reputation has been ruined?

    What threatening letter?

    What other ways were there to help the community?

    These questions are unanswered.

  47. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    here’s the link with the letter, still haven’t found the site with the pictures of the house that was spray painted “grow house”. Thankfully the cops got there before some unsavory people did and no one got hurt. But would Kevin feel at all bad if it turned out to be a innocent 215 grow and someone saw that house spray painted and robbed or injured that person? It didn’t turn out that way thankfully, but imagine if it did. It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen either way. The point is he is not cop, that is not what he gets paid to do.


  48. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    1. The John doe trying to pay rent & tuition at the same time that is complying with 215 guide lines.

    2.May 15, 2008

    Dear XXXX,

    As you may know, the City of Arcata is experiencing a serious issue with suburban homes converted whole or in part to marijuana cultivation facilities. Associated problems include pungent marijuana odor, building code violations, fires, home invasion robberies, threats to neighbors and loss of neighborly community. The Planning Commission will consider new land use regulations to abate these problems at its Tuesday, May 27 meeting.

    Arcata residents have been meeting informally to identify and discuss the suspected “grow houses” in their neighborhoods. These houses typically exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: “green” or “skunky” marijuana odor, house numbers removed, blacked-out windows, rapidly whirling PG&E meter wheels, no residents or noncommunicative residents, constant fan noise, “No Trespassing” signs and lots of late-night comings-and-goings, often including rental trucks.

    Public records list you as the owner of the property at XXX XXX XXX in Arcata. This residence has been mentioned as exhibiting some combination of the above traits. I don’t know whether marijuana is grown there or not, and if it is, whether or not it is a legal grow under Prop 215, the Compassionate Use Act (which we support).

    If you have anything you’d like to tell me about this house, or if you have any questions or other issues to discuss, please feel free to contact me.

    Kevin L. Hoover
    Editor & Publisher, The Arcata Eye
    P.O. Box 451
    Arcata, CA 95518
    (707) 826-7000

    3.not to sure what your asking… and yes its because I’m a hippie burn out… ;)

  49. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Still absolutely no information regarding Hoover being the one who spray painted those houses. Him reporting on it doesn’t make him responsible. You have a problem with him reporting suspected grow houses to the owners?

  50. Mr. Curious
    June 25, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    3.not to sure what your asking… and yes its because I’m a hippie burn out…

    The question was, where is the threat in that letter?

    ” But would Kevin feel at all bad if it turned out to be a innocent 215 grow and someone saw that house spray painted and robbed or injured that person?”

    Where does it say he painted the house? Why hasn’t he been arrested?

  51. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    “You have a problem with him reporting suspected grow houses to the owners?”

    Yes I do when he admits going to the police first and they say there’s nothing they can do about it, it’s legal 215 grow. In China you get rewarded for turning your neighbors in to the government, is that the America you want to live in?

  52. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Does anyone out here remember what story ran the pictures with the house spray painted with the words, “grow house”? I’m looking at all the local blogs and can’t find it. I know I saw it though. I’m not sure if he is one the spray painted the house but this all happened around the same time his little crusade against grow houses. Why hasn’t he been arrested yet? I have no idea why, probably because they couldn’t prove he did it. I doubt he would admit to defacing peoples homes though, he’s not that stupid. I’ll keep looking, I know it out there on one of these darn sites somewhere.

  53. Mr. Curious
    June 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    “Yes I do when he admits going to the police first and they say there’s nothing they can do about it, it’s legal 215 grow.”

    Can you point to where he admits to going to the police first?

    A lot of this information is impossible to verify.

  54. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    As far as going to the police, that is what people do if they suspect a crime. If they are told it isn’t a crime, there is nothing wrong with letting the owners of the homes If not for all these houses being damaged this wouldn’t even be an issue. Then there is the matter of homes being rented by growers instead of families who need shelter and driving up the price of rent for everyone due to lower supply and more demand.

  55. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    And no where has anyone said anything about paying anyone a reward. This sort of spin shows your argument is bankrupt.

  56. HumRed
    June 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    kateascot, how fucking stupid can you be, the Taliban completly destroyed the opium crop in Afganistan. Under them it was death to grow it. It only started back after American/UN ran them into hills.

    When I left Mexico in the early 80’s I personally saw poppy fields for miles in valleys in the hills. Knew many people who’s grandfathers smuggled folks, fathers smuggled pot, and they were using the same connections to move coke and herion.

    Fuck all your bullshit talk smoker. I was yada yada, only dipshits run their mouths about shooting people, ones who have never had to do it. If your so concerned about the fires, why are you here running your mouth not out helping to fight them.

    I don’t especially like Hoover but he pays his way which is a hell of alot more than most of you here do.

  57. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Karzai, with US blessing, made a deal with the drug lords for support. He allows them to grow and they don’t attack him. They are a different group from the Taliban. But don’t confuse Kate with facts.

  58. theplazoid
    June 25, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Peace be with you Heraldo

    I’m stealing a comment off your blog! HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Hoover, could you please send a picture next time.

    Love eternal

  59. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks HumRed, if wasn’t disabled and could stand without pain throughout my body, trust me buddy I would be there, just like when my country needed me in the first Gulf War, I signed up and served my country. Did you? Don’t confuse me with the trustafarians that have never worked a day in their life. I pay my taxes every year, vote in every election and I spend what little money I make in our local economy. Don’t question my patriotism for speaking truth.

  60. June 25, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Here’s the pic of the spray painted grow house.

  61. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    it’s ONLY MY OPINION but I’m rather sure that if drugs were legalized and their use receive the proper respect by it’s users as sustenence rather than bootlegged, but as long as it’s taboo the prisons get built. Raze the prisons to the ground!

  62. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    sorry,….peace would grow in the valley and hills….

  63. Smoker
    June 25, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks Heraldo, I was beginning to think I didn’t see that and just read about it. I swear I looked there but didn’t see it.

    If I remember the story right (and please correct me if I’m wrong) was that the police came and it did have pot plants in it, don’t remember if it was a legal 215 garden or not. My point was that whoever did that could have seriously jeopardized the safety and well being of a legal 215 patient. That’s what outraged me when I heard the story. I feel what you anti-grow house people in Arcata are upset about and wish there was an easy way to make it all better for everyone, but you have to admit this tactic is just not the way to accomplish what you all are trying to do. Whoever did this did not think it all the way through. There has to be a way for patients to feel safe as well as setting neighbors minds at ease that everything is on the up and up. Unfortunately it’s going to be up to the local politicians that have failed us all thus far.

  64. June 25, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    The house did turn out to be a grow house, according to the Arcata Eye. I can’t remember if the whole house was lit up or if someone was actually living there.

  65. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Peace be with you

    Does anyone have anything hand written by Hoover?

    love eternal

  66. Grizz
    June 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Theodore Robinson, forensic detective!

  67. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Peace be with you Hoover

    You’re vendetta against the culture that didn’t think you were cool is bad for this county. I blame you!

    And I really think it is cool that you “snooped” my file name from a document you stole from me. Remember how that sister came out of the post office and ran you down and retrieved my property. I told her when she brought it back to me “I was willing to lose my papers to see that funny shit again.

    Were you high when you did that Kevin? Did you ever buy pot? Did some one sell you it? Fucking hypocrite.

    And if anyone can scan something Hoover wrote, e-mail it to Heraldo and lets have an online comparison.

    love eternal

  68. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    this is the 21st century +
    I’m sure he has a computer being that He runs a Website= Kevin Hoover hasn’t hand written anything out side his signature in a while

  69. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Just my thought.. not fact

  70. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    If Hoover knew it was a grow house, it is likely all the neighbors did too. Him notifying rental owners and reporting on the problem does not in any way implicate him in the vandalism.

  71. HumboldtResident
    June 25, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    we seen a whole bunch of them staying at Humboldt Gables the one next door to the police station in Rio Dell.They even had their Ice Cream truck there and everything.

  72. DIAF
    June 25, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Perhaps they should “jack boot” harder so you get the point.


    I hope this is what remains of your grow houses, your fields, your county, and your family.

  73. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Am I the only one or do others see a striking contradiction here with people whose main focus seems to be on the shortage of housing but who are upset because someone reported grow houses to landlords and wrote articles about the problem in his newspaper.

  74. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Ur Mom should have hugged you more often

  75. June 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    so the raids were to meant to harm our county, our fields and our families?

    i thought the raids were in order to weed out some big growers….apparently not…

  76. HumboldtResident
    June 25, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Does anyone have any real updates on whats happend. theres just the same articals thats been there.

  77. Hippieville resident
    June 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Nada on this end friend

  78. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Kevin Hoover has done a lot for this town. He has reported the truth and if you want to pick and choose which truth you want, you are no better than those who would censor information selectively. He tells all and that is his job.

  79. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Peace be with you Anony.Miss

    Having stated that you were an Arcata busyness owner, and your statement that this was not a oneside “pick[ing]” and “choos[ing]” of the truth, leads me to believe you are of the “downtown mainstreet busyness association” persuasion. He has never not spun the truth. Take good care of your baby cain, ’cause this is going to hurt his paper big time.

    love eternal

  80. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    That neighborhood(11th & Union) had meeting and did not invite everyone.That house was discussed among others>
    There have been 2 other busts in that hood.
    2 other houses vacated because of landlord action.
    Not sure if KH was present but the neighborhood watch folks were very effective in turning over neighborhood.

  81. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Those sorts of threats are more typical of the kind of thing you hear of right wing thugs. I guess if the shoe fits, you wear it.

  82. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    …and then some just for good measure!

  83. kateascot
    June 25, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Hoover 10:04……..and then some just for good measure!

  84. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Mr. Hoover wants a safe neighborhood like the rest of the us who are trying to eradicate the pot growers and help get this town out of this mess. You will need to pick on the majority of Arcatans if you want “revenge”. Tad, you have some other personal issue this is related to, ‘fess up.

  85. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    PS I am part owner of a business that is partly in Arcata, but not what you would call one of the downtown retail establishments. Why do you hate those, Tad? Really, do you hate everyone trying to make a buck and support themselves legally?

  86. tad
    June 25, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Peace be with you

    Why should people support a paper that brings this kind of Homeland Security operation upon his own city? The Arcata Eye is easy to boycott, ’cause it’s just a tabloid. Everyone who wants medicine but can’t find it will boycott the Arcata Eye. Everyone who has a loved one who can’t get medicine will boycott the Arcata Eye. Everyone who is as mad as hell about this will boycott the Arcata Eye. That just leaves you, the busyness owners, to not boycott the Arcata Eye.

    love eternal

  87. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Everyone who needs medicine will get it. This is not about medicine. It’s about big “busyness” bigger than any of us trying to make an honest living.

  88. Anonymous
    June 25, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Tad it has been said over and over and over that this had nothing to do with the recent publicity in the Eye. You might as well blame the T-S and the E-R for doing stories about the grow houses burning down. You seem to have a vendetta against Hoover for some reason. Care to tell us what it is?

  89. June 25, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    big business? the largest garden ive heard about is 36 plants!!! every garden that ive heard about has been within 215 guidelines.

    have you ever seen CAMP numbers in the summer? they get hundreds, if not thousands of plants a DAY!!! thats big business..

  90. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I think this is about big business, and there will be smaller grows involved as well.

  91. June 25, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I agree it doesn’t appear to be so much about plant count.

    But just to note recent history: 10,068 plants were removed from PL property just two weeks ago.

  92. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Theo, it is okay to speculate but I don’t see how you can be so sure of your presumptions when the facts are not all out there yet. Again, if your conclusions are born out then this is a major fiasco but we simply don’t know that yet.

  93. June 25, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    what facts back up a big grow? the 100 or so plants that they found?

    what facts back up big business? the $160,000 that they found?

    they put out a FALSE statement about their findings, what sort of conclusions are you waiting for? they lied in order to justify wasting our tax dollars. they didnt find $60 million dollars of pot!!! watch the videos!! they found virtually nothing.

  94. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    The point is all the facts are not out yet, can you grasp that Theo?

  95. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Theo, what makes you think you know how much they found, based on a video clip?

  96. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    What Anony.miss said.

  97. June 25, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    the video shows the arcata and the whitethorn searches. each of the raids yeilded less than 30 plants each……

    have you heard reports of plants being flown or trucked out of whitethorn? its fire season, they arent burning plants onsite. this is a small community, if there was a big find, i think there would be reports by now. how would they get 10000 plants through whitethorn, briceland, ruby valley, redway, and then to the con camp without ANYONE noticing?

  98. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    So if you have not heard about it it didn’t happen?

  99. June 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    ill believe it when i see it, lets put it that way……

  100. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    What about the invisible spectrum of light, Theo.

  101. June 25, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    what about it? did the feds find it in whitethorn being used to grow giant ganja plants?

  102. Anony.Miss
    June 25, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Theo, etc, there are a lot of law-abiding citizens who want this pot growing to stop. Why is it so important to you that illegal drug activity continue? Why can’t we work to legalize pot and not to glorify and protect the illegal growers, especially those who ruin our neighborhoods and those who use weapons to protect their large grows? Most of the people like me are the kind of people you would trust with your children in a day care setting or people who would return a lost wallet. Are the people you are protecting and standing up for like that? I am for legalizing this drug that does have it’s good uses, but I want these thugs and neighborhood wreckers run out of town, out of Humboldt County. It’s an infection sickening our community.

  103. June 25, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Anony.Miss, you have no right to infringe on our speculation. Just because the investigation is ongoing and the fascist Nazis have made claims on the record about what they have done, it doesn’t mean the fascist Nazis aren’t doing something completely different because, as you must admit, they are the root of all evil.

    Word to the wise. Lock up your women. They’re coming. No one is safe.

  104. June 25, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    the only way that i would be able to stop people from growing pot in humboldt would be to take the profit away. the only i can think of doing that would be to legalize it.

    im not standing up for or protecting anyone except the US constitution. when i hear the goverment lie, i get nervous. when i hear feds on these blogsites telling us that they want to destroy our FAMILIES, our FIELDS and our COUNTY, i tend to get a little pissed off.

    they said they came to bust ONE big operation, yet they only hit a few small growers? and then they have the nerve to say that they found $60 million dollars worth of pot? at this very moment we all know that $100’s of millions of dollars of pot is really being grown in the hills, yet the feds go after a few small family growers? thats not the america i want to live in…

  105. Beowulf
    June 25, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    wow theo you are so like patriotic and stuff

  106. June 25, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    does that make the narcos unpatriotic?

  107. June 25, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    when i hear feds on these blogsites telling us that they want to destroy our FAMILIES, our FIELDS and our COUNTY, i tend to get a little pissed off.

    And our women! Don’t forget our women!

  108. June 25, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    I think the feds started the fires with their chemtrails…

  109. June 25, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I think the feds started the fires with their chemtrails…

    That’s a dirty rail activist lie. If you can’t compose a cogent argument against trails, go to bed.

  110. kateascot
    June 26, 2008 at 12:13 am

    whats a dirty rail activist? But yeah I think so also. Wonder if they worked as planned or if mother nature gave em a surprise!

  111. June 26, 2008 at 12:36 am

    whats a dirty rail activist?

    A dirty rail activist spreads rumors about pedestrian trails being polluted with flammable chemicals. Don’t believe the haters!

  112. tad
    June 26, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Peace be with you

    Anony,Miss, I don’t “hate” anybody. I don’t like the way you busyness owners force your agenda’s on the people against their will. I don’t like that you believe you should have all the freedoms, rights, and resources, yet those you spit on shouldn’t. I don’t like they way you lie, exaggerate, and stereo type shit you know nothing about. I don’t like the fact that you think you should get unlimited money produced by poorly paid workers while you sit on your asses and dictate how those poor workers must live. I don’t like how you blindly follow bad leaders and policies that destroy our community. I don’t like how you justify your fascist ideas, and oppression with the profits of your exploitations.

    Anonymous, I don’t have a vendetta against baby cain Hoover. I can see his weekly lies with my own eyes. He spins everything to some giant evil that evidence never supports, but his busyness owner friends do. He gives the busyness owner’s points of view, and for everyone else he give his interpretation in his “police logs.” I don’t like the fact Hoover is a elitist bigot and he prints a tabloid that makes that clear. And, I don’t like the fact that every lie you read on this, and other, blogs about how I am supposed to be is really a big fat intentional lie started by Baby Cain.

    How this is relate to me is: I live here and so do many whom I love. I was born in a free country, fought to defend a free country, and have dedicated my life to maintaining this as a free country. I want my country back! I don’t want revenge, I want JUSTICE! I don’t have to “pick on the majority of Arcatans,” because the majority of Arcatans are not fascist busyness owners.

    BOYCOTT THE ARCATA EYE!!!!!!!!! Check out the video called “The Marijuana State” on this site.

    love eternal

  113. Anonymous
    June 27, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I hope all you worthless pot growers get BUSTED! Get a real job.

  114. YourNeighbor
    July 4, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    The small mom and pops that are of question are the types that you could trust in a day care setting.
    They are also the types that would take the shirt off their back for you. The discussion is not about “neighborhood reckers”. It is about people that are a valuable asset of our community.
    There should be no celebration here. Amidst fires, and losses in the education system our National Priorities were way off base with this incident. The people in question were not treated in a humane way. Their animals are probably thirsty and I am sickened that family homes are being threatened with forfeiture. We should have the right in this “Free” country to choose our own types of medicine. LEGALIZE IT ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL!

    Most of the people like me are the kind of people you would trust with your children in a day care setting or people who would return a lost wallet. Are the people you are protecting and standing up for like that? I am for legalizing this drug that does have it’s good uses, but I want these thugs and neighborhood wreckers run out of town, out of Humboldt County. It’s an infection sickening our community.

  115. October 23, 2009 at 1:47 am

    That will get it wider coverage as it gets linked to from there. ,

  116. freedom
    February 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    it amazes me the how “free” we think we are, and how our gov controls what is tought at schools, brainwwashing to think so “american!” i knw these posts are all dated, i hope the lady that is a biz owner got over her jealousy for the farmers, and it is hard work to do agriculture, it is a job and investment, and it is a right to grow a plant .. so how are things up there? any1??? im thinking of relocating and living off grid, i want mild winter, lots of sun and not too hot. any suggestions?? hope all is settled up there, it is a nice, unigue community!!

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