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CDCR Crisis Response Team helps take down illegal marijuana grow

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CDCR's Crisis Response Team One helped seize 900 illegal marijuana plants.

By Lt. Michael J. Brown
High Desert State Prison

CDCR’s Crisis Response Team One, a joint High Desert State Prison, or HDSP, and California Correctional Center team, assisted the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, county Code Enforcement and the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office to serve a search warrant on July 31. The group effort netted 900 illegal marijuana plants.

The multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agencies executed the search warrant on a property in Northern Lassen County, where the illegal grow was discovered.

“In our remote location of California where local Law Enforcement has limited resources, CRT Team One is always at the ready to step up and help out when called upon. It is a privilege and a honor to serve alongside these top notch Operators and Negotiators from the California Correctional Center and High Desert State Prison,” said HDSP Warden M. Eliot Spearman. “I truly appreciate the leadership of Crisis Response Team Commander Patrick Davis as he networks with other tactical teams in northeast California making them aware of assets in Susanville.

“Sheriff Dean Growdon expressed his appreciation to Warden Suzanne Peery and I for our support in helping eradicate 900 illegal marijuana plants out of Lassen County,” Spearman said.