Illegal Cannabis Seized from Coastline Site Near Goleta
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team conducted an illegal marijuana grow investigation yesterday, June 10, 2019, in the 5200 block of Shoreline Dr., just outside the City of Goleta. The investigation was the result of numerous community complaints to the County’s Planning and Development Department as well as the Sheriff’s Office.
During the investigation, Detectives discovered the site was formerly operated under a state temporary cannabis license, which had expired with no progress made to renew. Despite this expired license, the operator continued to cultivate, harvest and sell cannabis illegally. As a result of this activity, detectives determined all existing plants had been recently harvested in preparation of being sold. Detectives attempted to contact the operator of this site to no avail. Just over 3,000 pounds of processed cannabis was seized.