Yreka – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public to be especially wary and vigilant during this time of year. The marijuana harvest season is fast approaching and conflicts between the public and those conducting illegal growing operations on both public and private lands are possible.
Sheriff Rick Riggins urges the public to exercise caution and to be aware of their surroundings. He cautions the public to avoid areas where they may see suspicious activity occurring. Anyone who encounters gardening supplies, irrigation systems and isolated camps in the woods should immediately leave the area and contact law enforcement.
Individuals are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department 24-hour dispatch center at (530) 841-2900. Those who wish to speak with the Marijuana Team directly or who prefer to remain anonymous may leave a message at (530) 842-8328. The Sheriff”s Department Marijuana Eradication Team will aggressively investigate all reports of suspicious activity.