Another Illegal Cannabis Operation Raided in Los Olivos and Montecito

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff

On May 21, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team and Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office, executed search warrants in Los Olivos and Montecito. These warrants were related to illegal and unlicensed cannabis transportation, processing and sales. The first warrant was served in the 2400 block of Grand Ave in Los Olivos. During this search warrant, detectives located six labor workers in the process of trimming cannabis, which originated from an illegal and unlicensed cannabis cultivation site in Lompoc. The labor workers were believed to be unlawfully employed, one of which was a minor and prohibited by state law. From this location, detectives seized several items of evidence, some of which included more than one thousand pounds of processed marijuana, cannabis oils and extracts, and various components of a volatile extraction device (clandestine butane honey oil lab).

Contemporaneous to the first search warrant, detectives and investigators executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home, located in the 100 block of San Ysidro Rd in Montecito. While there, Detectives located more than one hundred pounds of cannabis packaged for sales, cannabis oils and extracts, and other items of evidence indicative of illegal and undocumented sales.


On May 22, 2019, Detectives executed a search warrant in the 2500 block of San Miguelito Canyon in Lompoc. They located more than 19,000 cannabis plants in various stages of growth in three separate areas of the 108 acre parcel. Additionally, thousands of pounds of dried, drying and processed cannabis were also located. All cannabis was ultimately seized and destroyed.



Following the conclusion of the investigation, 37-year-old Brian Adams of Montecito was cited for cultivating, transporting and sales of cannabis without a license.

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ZeroHawk Jun 12, 2019 09:27 AM
Another Illegal Cannabis Operation Raided in Los Olivos and Montecito

so wrong.... the sheriff department are just impeding what we have voted for and this is becoming a boiling point. this isn't ok. its just f'n weed....how about spend my tax dollars busting cocaine and heroin dealers and leave the weed farmers alone...

Luvaduck Jun 08, 2019 10:43 AM
Another Illegal Cannabis Operation Raided in Los Olivos and Montecito

Or you could do like John Boehner, former speaker of the House, do a 180 and become an owner and shill for the industry or buy up acreage like Abel Maldonado and benefit from your NEW beliefs. Gee whiz, could that be why the upturn in stamping out illegal (not politically-aligned) growers? Did I mention former 48th district (Orange) Representative Dana Rohrabacher? Three terms in Congress but even more money in pot since all Congressmen get to keep the perks of their former office......

Rinconer Jun 08, 2019 10:27 AM
Another Illegal Cannabis Operation Raided in Los Olivos and Montecito

“Get your permits”, easy to say, nearly impossible to do. My friend has paid $65,000 in fees so far for his 5 acres with no license yet from S.B. County, now they are requesting another $35,000 in fees. When you have paid $100k in fees, but still don’t have a license, you have been scammed.

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