SANTA YNEZ The Santa Barbara County sheriff’s cannabis compliance team has seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana product following investigation of a marijuana growing operation in the 3700 block of Roblar Road in Santa Ynez, authorities said.
Neighborhood complaints led detectives to obtain a search warrant, which was served Jan. 22, Kelly Hoover, spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, said in news release.
Investigators determined that the subjects at the address were medical marijuana users, but were selling and possessing marijuana and manufacturing marijuana oils and concentrates far above legal limits and without the required licensing, Ms. Hoover said.
In addition, a 3-year-old child was also believed to have been exposed to marijuana smoke, processed marijuana and edibles.
Following the investigation, deputies seized about 100 pounds of processed marijuana, approximately 76 pounds of marijuana oils/extract and approximately 60 pounds of suspected marijuana edibles that looked like commonly consumed candy, Ms. Hoover said.
A butane honey oil extraction device was found, along with several other items used to manufacture and process marijuana and extracts for sales.
County Child Welfare Service took the child to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
The investigation is continuing.