Santa Barbara Grower Raided for Allegedly Fudging License Permit

Don’t fib on your cannabis permitting paperwork, folks. It’s just not worth it.

Local sheriff’s deputies raided a sizable cannabis grow in Santa Barbara County, California, after the law enforcement agency concluded an owner lied on an application for a local cultivation license.

According to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies targeted Power Farms in Carpinteria and seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana flower and destroyed 22,420 plants.

Marijuana Business Daily reports that the raid stemmed from a four-month investigation and involved search warrant executions on behalf of two counties. Authorities in Los Angeles also seized pot and firearms from a house owned by one of Power Farms’ owners there.

The company has since relinquished its temporary state business license.