Santa Barbara County legislation enforcement raided a cannabis cultivation website and a associated processing website final week, arresting one particular person.
On Tuesday, June 4, the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Crew assisted the Santa Barbara County Hashish Compliance Crew within the execution of a search warrant at an unlicensed cannabis develop website within the 4200 block of Carpinteria Avenue within the Metropolis of Carpinteria.
A number of cultivation rooms have been found on the website in addition to areas for drying and cloning.
Authorities seized greater than 1,900 vegetation from the situation in addition to 5 kilos of processed cannabis.
Detectives proceeded to serve a second warrant at a location on Monte Cristo Lane in Montecito the place they found 15 Armenian staff trimming cannabis which had come from the cultivation website in Carpinteria.
The employees have been discovered to have been employed by a contractor from exterior the county, although it was unclear on the time if the operation was unlawful because the operator couldn’t be reached.
Detectives decided that the employees weren’t being held towards their will and didn’t seem like victims of human trafficking.
One employee, 41-year-old Vardges Babayan of Glendale, was arrested after a loaded Glock handgun was discovered hid on his particular person.
Authorities seized roughly 100 kilos of processed cannabis from the situation in addition to packaging and gross sales paraphernalia.
Following an investigation, 44-year-old Montecito resident, Forrest Buchanan was cited for cultivation and gross sales of cannabis with no state license.