federal agents raiding a drug house

Local blogger Heraldo claims he has confirmed rumors that the DEA is planning a massive week-long uber-raid on marijuana growers in Humboldt County starting next week.

Rumors were circulating a couple weeks back that the feds were going to raid dispensaries in Arcata, and as a result all but one of those facilities did not open for business on Friday, June 6. The raids never happened, though, but instead the New York Times did a cover story on grow houses in Arcata with the help of Kevin Hoover of the Arcata Eye.

The rumors started on Craigslist, and Heraldo has stated that his source for the confirmation will "remain confidential". So for now, it's still technically a rumor, but few will be surprised if the feds do come to clean house after all the national press our little pot growing community has received. Anonymous commenters on Heraldo's blog and on Craigslist are wondering if Kevin Hoover specifically requested a big DEA operation and offered his self-compiled list of grow houses to the feds as a starting point. However, we at news.humcounty.com believe that the national press alone is enough to bring in federal action, and we place no specific blame on Mr. Hoover.

Either way, if the raids actually happen it will be a major blow to 215 growers, but it may also eliminate some of the more greedy criminal operations pulling in serious cash under the protection of 215.

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Heraldo knows his news

By Reader, on Jun 17, 2008 - 10:20
I don't condone the raids, but I will say one thing: Heraldo doesn't mess around with this kind of stuff. He knows his news, and if he says he has it from a reliable source, then he most likely does. Look out growers, the feds are coming!


By meeshell, on Jun 19, 2008 - 11:53
why? I need medical! I am very ill, and it is all that helps me.

So again I ask-

The Rumors Are True

By Maxxine, on Jun 20, 2008 - 9:00
And they are not just rumors. I saw and heard the reports, multiple reports, on the subject. Now I know Fox News isn't the most reliable but they went on and on about it all morning. And now they are here. Maybe it wasn't true for THAT day...but it was in the plans and now its HAPPENING. Watch your backs. The government IS out to get you and they LIE.

No info at foxnews.com

By Anonymous, on Jun 20, 2008 - 9:38
Well Maxxine, I can't find any mention of DEA raids on foxnews, or anywhere else for that matter. There is this story: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JygVNOpIloQ but it was from more than a week ago, and it has no mention at all of any type of planned "crackdown". It just has Kevin Hoover talking about how much he hates pot growers and how they are all violent criminals.

By Maxxine, on Jun 21, 2008 - 12:08
Nope. It was not found anywhere online. This was seen and heard on Fox News, via satellite tv, in Texas. There were different segments throughout that morning, all around the same subject. Whether it's a scare tactic or true I am taking no chances. Are you?

who sez

By Anonymous, on Jun 21, 2008 - 17:33
did you actually see the report? They actually reported that raids were planned in Arcata? well no i'm not taking chances because i don't grow, but i still wonder about the legitimacy of your claims. would be great if we could get some evidence of that report you a refering to.

By duh!, on Jun 23, 2008 - 17:15
They are in Fortuna right now. See River Lodge live cam for peeks.

By wild gorilla, on Jun 24, 2008 - 9:55
thanks kevin Hoover, we love having the feds crawling around the county...not!!

By hoover is a loser, on Jun 24, 2008 - 10:18
the snitch probably was kevin hoover - he's a hater and we all wish he'd get out of arcata and let someone who actually cares about that town run its newspaper


By kill_hoover, on Jun 25, 2008 - 1:58
Two houses got involved in a big bust in redway today!!! run for your lives! it really is the end of humboldt county's friendly atmosphere! wish all outsiders would leave for good!

By Road-dog, on Jun 25, 2008 - 21:32
It certainly is a shame that everyone is so worked up about the "cannabis" so-called problem when there are many more serious issues at stake;forest fires,meth,poverty etc....Who does it really victimize?The IRS?

By SteveJJ, on Jun 26, 2008 - 16:55
If you folks would quit growing this shit for profit, then the Feds wouldn't be here. Keep the shit for your own use, but don't be giving it to minors or selling it. Wise up Heads!

kevin hoover

By samPHX, on Jul 18, 2008 - 16:25
kevin hoover knows how to look for grow houses because he is a pothead and a hypocrite! He should be lucky he lives in HUmboldt because if he pulled that shit in Phoenix Arizona hed be in a casket!

kevin hoover

By samPHX, on Jul 18, 2008 - 16:25
kevin hoover knows how to look for grow houses because he is a pothead and a hypocrite! He should be lucky he lives in HUmboldt because if he pulled that shit in Phoenix Arizona hed be in a casket!

soo sad.

By blazzin dat fiya, on Aug 14, 2008 - 8:47
for one quit blaming one person.
its not just his fault.
its all of ours.
when i walk down the street and random people ive never seen are asking me where all the buds are.
that upsets me.
its cause of people like you that messed this up.
you put yourself out there and theyll take atvantage of that.
dont be so damn open about it.
like the stupid people walkin around at bars. yo i got pounds lets go smoke!
quit being soo quick to point blame.
whatever happend to the quiet collective pot head.
grow up people

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