By Juillerat, Lee

Herald and News, 14 Jul 2015 – Mickey Gemmill Jr., chairman of the Pit River Tribe, says he is disappointed with last week’s raid of marijuana grow operations in Modoc County, including one involving the Pit River Tribe. Agents from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Drug Enforcement Administration raided two sites on tribal lands near Alturas last Wednesday. According to a new release from the agencies, law enforcement officers, including the Modoc County Sheriff’s Department, seized at least 12,000 marijuana plants and more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana.