When It Comes to Marijuana, Not Even a County Sheriff Can Cross the Feds

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Sheriff's deputies arrested seven men running a large marijuana plantation today near Pyramid Lake in Ventura County. On public lands -- cleared, terraced and irrigated by tubes leading to a nearby creek — they found 130 pounds of drying marijuana.  In Mendocino County, it's a different story. The Sheriff there is in a battle with federal agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency. They raided a marijuana farmer who had a Sheriff's permit and who was carefully complying with County Ordinance 931, designed to make it safe to grown medical marijuana under state law.

 

Credits

Guests:
Michael Montgomery - KQED and California Watch - @MichaelMontCW, John McCowen - Mendicino County Board of Supervisors, Joseph Russoniello - US Attorney's Office (formerly)

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper