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Cannabis Farmer’s 911 Plea Ends With Crop Fed to Wood Chipper

Oct. 16, 2020, 10:42 PM

The owner of a cannabis farm in northern California can’t proceed with trespass and other claims against local sheriffs based on their destruction of his crops because their actions were connected to the execution of a search warrant, a state appeals court said.

Andres Rondon said he called the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office after an employee told him thieves were on the premises. Rondon reported the robbery and asked for sheriffs to be sent to the farm, noting that it is a licensed and registered cannabis cultivation operation.

Rondon alleged that the deputies didn’t attempt to find or apprehend the ...