Whack-a-mole pot raids continue — Eight homes in Pine Mountain Club have unexpected guests

  • [photo by United States Department of Agriculture]

    [photo by United States Department of Agriculture]

No arrests are reported in raids

By Patric Hedlund, TME

Fifteen to 20 individuals in military fatigues and vests, but without ID on their uniforms, formed a caravan at about 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in marked and unmarked law enforcement vehicles from Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife—all partners in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA).

The fleet of unmarked vehicles included three truck cabs marked with nothing but ‘Law Enforcement,’ pulling closed trailers painted dark green or black.

Attorney Peter Lamberto was fueling his car across the street, but remarked he saw only one individual wearing a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) vest.

“Big bust going down somewhere west of Frazier Park. Twenty-plus vehicles… All…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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This is part of the October 8, 2021 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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