On Wednesday, October 30, detectives from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s North County Narcotics Investigations Unit, served a search warrant on a property in the 900 Block of Ballard Canyon, an unincorporated area located northeast of Buellton. The service of this search warrant was the culmination of a multi-month investigation into an unlawful marijuana trafficking and cultivation operation based in and around the Buellton area. As result of the warrant service, Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives seized more than 130 pounds of processed marijuana and eradicated approximately 60 marijuana plants that were being grown at the location. The estimated combined potential street value of the processed marijuana and marijuana plants is approximately $560,000.
No immediate arrests were made during the service of the search warrant, nor have criminal charges been filed with the District Attorney’s Office as of this press release.