Pot Bust TV
Marijuana eradication efforts in Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou Counties in the fall of 2012 will be the subject of a reality TV series, according to the Press Democrat.
[Mendocino] County supervisors on Tuesday narrowly approved allowing reality television filmmakers to document the county sheriff’s anti-pot operations.
“I think there’s a lot to be leery of,” said board Chairman John McCowen. But, “on balance, I’m willing to support it.”
The board approved a contract between Sheriff Tom Allman and Studio Lambert USA on a 3-2 vote.
Studio Lambert is responsible for shows that include Wife Swap and Undercover Boss. They’re expected to begin filming in the fall, the height of outdoor marijuana eradication efforts, Allman said. Marijuana eradication operations in Humboldt and Siskiyou counties and in Oregon also will be featured in six, one-hour segments that likely will air early next year, he said.
The sheriff said his purpose for allowing the filmmakers access to his team and operations is to demonstrate that Mendocino County is tough on marijuana growers who break the law.