Arrests Made in SINTF Investigation

On July 29th, 2014, at approximately 11:00 A.M., SINTF agents were assisted by the Siskiyou County Narcotic Task Force (SCINTF), the Redding Police Department, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office in serving a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant at the Planet Herb Medical Marijuana Collective, which is located in the 2900 block of Lake Blvd. in Redding, CA.

The Search Warrant was part of a nine month investigation conducted by SINTF involving Planet Herb, which has continued to operate in violation of a City of Redding Ordinance, which was adopted by the Redding City Council on November 15th, 2011. The Ordinance prohibits any medical marijuana cooperative or collective from operating in the City of Redding.

The investigation revealed that Planet Herb was continuing to distribute marijuana to customers and was engaged in the sales of marijuana outside the scope of the Compassionate Use Act (CUA) or the Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMPA).

During a search of the business, agents seized a large amount of processed marijuana and products containing marijuana. In addition to the search conducted at Planet Herb, agents also searched a residence located in the 4700 block of Vallecito St. in Shasta Lake, CA. and a residence located in the 12000 block of Quail Run Rd. in Redding, CA pursuant to the Search Warrant.

At the Quail Run Rd. residence, agents located marijuana being cultivated and evidence that concentrated cannabis was being manufactured. There was also a large amount of processed marijuana located. Agents seized in excess of $80,000.00 in U.S. currency during the operation.

As a result of this investigation, Linda Kay SILVEY, with a date of birth of 8/30/1957, from Redding, CA. and Charree Mickay RICHEY, with a date of birth of 2/25/1980, from Redding, CA. were arrested for criminal conspiracy and sales of marijuana. SILVEY and RICHEY were later booked at the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges. This case remains under investigation.

– Press Release

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