In an effort to eradicate marijuana farms in the forests of Northern California, state and federal drug agents recently conducted a series of raids that led to the arrest of 101 people. Officials report that more than 460,000 marijuana plants were uprooted and destroyed in raids that took place in and around Mendocino National Forest over a period of 2 weeks. An additional 1500 pounds of processed marijuana was also seized along with 27 guns. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman reported that none of the marijuana farms that were raided appeared to be used to grow legal medical marijuana.
During the Independence Day weekend, El Monte police department had good reason to celebrate. A burglar call lead police to the biggest drug bust the city has ever seen.
Police were called to the 2500 block of Continental Ave. to investigate a burglary that was in progress. When police arrived at the scene they found a U-Haul truck with four men and one teenage boy. They were wearing gardening gloves, masks and had weed clippers. In front of what looked like an abandoned warehouse.
Legislative Action Comes in Memory of Ryan Creedon
Ryan Creedon overdosed on OxyContin on September 4, 2009, he was only 21. Creedon fell into the alarming national trend of abusing prescription pills.
Creedon’s mother, Kathy Creedon said that Ryan would run around Palm Desert California, from doctor’s office to doctor’s office to refill his Oxy prescriptions.
Creedon’s mother said, “It’s like watching your child slowly kill themselves. By the time he was 18 or 19, he had started using prescription medications like OxyContin.”
She also pointed out that it was an addiction that was not easily hidden.
“Every time he would get a job, he would go to work under the influence or he was stealing to support his habit,” said Creedon’s mother.
What bothered Creedon’s mother the most was how easy it was for Creedon to get his prescription medication. “He went from one end of this valley to the other, getting pills form one doctor, one hospital to another doctor.”