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

  • [photo by Drug Enforcement Administration]

    [photo by Drug Enforcement Administration]

Last week we reported about the September 29 pot grow raids in Pine Mountain Club. This week we have added detail. [Learn about this photo, on pg. 6]

A cluster of five homes on both sides of the street in the 14000 block of Yellowstone Drive were the main event of the September 29 raids. Frightened neighbors on the east side of Pine Mountain Club said it looked like 50 armed people in fatigues and bulletproof vests—many holding long black guns—participated. There were no arrests at the scene, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office. But officers at one location appeared to be celebrating. “I think they found more than just pot. The law…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Photo collage on pg 1 — Federal funds are helping Kern County raid local grows, but there are few arrests, and (this page) infrastructure concerns are real.
A transformer in the Yellowstone area adjacent to the cluster of grow houses caught fire (right). And now homes are tagged (left) as unsafe, due to structural modifications to interior load-bearing walls for the grow house operations.

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This is part of the October 15, 2021 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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