On Thursday September 28th, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Marijuana Eradication Team seized 2,334 Marijuana plants in and around Mt. Umunhum. The following day, Friday September 29th, they eradicated another 9,640 plants just off Page Mill Road in unincorporated Palo Alto. No arrests were made at either location, but Deputies were able to locate evidence that at least five suspects had tended to each site.So far this year, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Suppression Team has seized and destroyed over 122,000 Marijuana plants. The total street value of these plants is in excess of $480 million. In addition to the Marijuana, three suspects have been arrested in raids this year.
The Marijuana Suppression Team is part of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and consists of two full time deputies and one sergeant. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services funds most of the program. The mission of the program is to minimize marijuana availability through investigations, crop destructions, arrests, prosecutions of cultivators and traffickers, to deter cultivation and potential growing areas and to seize and initiate forfeiture of perpetrator's assets.
Anyone having any information related to illegal indoor and/or outdoor marijuana gardens can call the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Marijuana Eradication Team Tip line at (408) 808-4420.