Deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department participated in an effort to bring down the Varrio Bosque Norteño street gang, centered in Woodland, yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon said his department served a search warrant in Ravendale, and he planned to release more details later today.
According to a story published in the Vacaville Reporter, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies served “39 search warrants and conducted 30 parole and probation searches in 10 Northern California counties, Portland, Oregon and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”
The newspaper reported, “18 people were arrested in connection with six federal indictments and one federal complaint unsealed today … An additional 10 people were arrested on state charges related to the operation and two Pelican Bay inmates were also corralled.”
Investigators seized “$71,500 in cash, several hundred pounds of marijuana, cocaine, 34 weapons, a butane honey oil lab and 52 empty bottles of codeine syrup,” according to U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, Feb. 20 issue of the Lassen County Times.