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More than 1,300 cannabis plants eradicated at Santa Barbara Co. facility

Posted at 4:02 PM, Feb 11, 2019

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says its Cannabis Compliance Team busted a cannabis cultivation facility that was operating with a temporary license that they believe was obtained fraudulently.

On Monday morning, deputies reportedly eradicated more than 1,300 plants and approximately 500 pounds of processed cannabis at the facility in the 2000 block of Wild Oak Rd. near Lompoc.

Sheriff’s officials say the Santa Barbara resident who operates the facility faces possible charges of perjury and illegal cultivation of cannabis. The case will reportedly be forwarded to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office