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  • October 26, 2022

The UCETF took recent actions to shut down unlicensed indoor cultivation operations in large, industrial warehouses located in the San Fernando Valley.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • October 5, 2022
An up-close look at a Cannabis plant.

Taking aggressive action to protect communities, consumers and the environment alike, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the creation of a new multi-agency, cross-jurisdictional taskforce of enforcement agencies designed to better coordinate agencies combatting illegal cannabis operations and transnational criminal organizations

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement, Licensing
  • August 16, 2022
CDFW Warden Austin Smith, head shot

Warden Austin Smith has been named 2021 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety
  • August 2, 2022
cannabis plants disguised as hemp

During the week of July 18, wildlife officers served a search warrant near the town of Bradley. The warrant was part of an investigation into illegal cannabis cultivation.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • July 13, 2022
Illegal water diversion in southern Trinity County

Multiagency operation served 34 search warrants in southern Trinity County.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • July 6, 2022
Watershed in Trinity County

CDFW, Department of Cannabis Control and State Water Resources Control Board have aligned their cannabis enforcement teams for the 2022 watershed protection season.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • June 17, 2022
Outdoor headshot of Karen Wold, wearing a black patterned blouse and smiling, standing in front of a double palm tree

Ventura County Senior Deputy District Attorney (SDDA) Karen Wold has been named 2021 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Fish and Game Commission announced this week.

Categories: FGC, General, Law Enforcement, Wildlife
  • May 17, 2022
CDFW law enforcement badge

CDFW responded to a report of a mountain lion attack in Trinity County on May 16, 2022. The incident occurred approximately 3:00 p.m. along State Route 299 near Big Bar.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Wildlife
  • April 21, 2022

Wildlife officers have arrested eight men on suspicion of poaching white sturgeon from Sacramento Valley waterways, CDFW announced. The men face multiple charges, including intention to sell the fish and their products on the illegal market. At least two of the individuals are known repeat offenders. A ninth man was arrested on suspicion of selling Dungeness crab and red abalone on the illegal market.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Law Enforcement
  • January 12, 2022
Image of CDFW law enforcement vessel Thresher

A San Diego County judge recently imposed a $5,000 fine on a Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel (CPFV) operating in a Marine Protected Area (MPA), CDFW announced.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, General, Law Enforcement, Marine

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