Authorities Destroy Over 16,000 Cannabis Plants During Two Day Raid

A two-day operation to take out illegally grown Cannabis was done by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies this week in the Hayfork and Trinity Pines areas. Numerous search warrants on private property were served, resulting in the destruction of more than 16,000 growing plants and 7,500 pounds of processed bud, as well as the seizure of almost $65,000 and 25 guns, including a short barreled assault rifle ghost gun. Iillegal pesticides were found at many of the grow sites, as well as un-permitted structures and electrical wiring, burning of garbage and illegal sewage disposal. Many people were detained, interviewed and released pending charges through the Trinity County District Attorney. At the property of Nhia Yang, the team says they met with resistance and encountered five dogs described as “aggressive”. When deputies tried to take Yang into custody, they say one of the dogs tried to attack them and was shot. The dog later died. Yang was apparently the only arrest made during the operation.