Skip to comments.FIRE INVESTIGATORS DETERMINE CAUSE OF LA BREA FIRE
Posted on 08/16/2009 10:11:24 AM PDT by AuntB
Date: August 15, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIRE INVESTIGATORS DETERMINE CAUSE OF LA BREA FIRE
GOLETA, CA... A week-long investigation by U.S. Forest Service Special Agents, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit and Fire Investigators has revealed the cause of the La Brea Fire. Investigators revealed that the La Brea Fire was started by a cooking fire in a marijuana drug trafficking operation.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit has confirmed that the camp at the origin of the fire was an illegal marijuana operation believed to be run by a Mexican National Drug Organization. The Narcotics Unit has been working in the area within the last month eradicating other nearby marijuana cultivation sites.
Although the La Brea Fire started more than one week ago, there is evidence that the unburned marijuana garden area has been occupied within the last several days. The Narcotics Unit has secured the camp area which was located in remote and rugged terrain. It is also believed that the suspects are still within the San Rafael Wilderness trying to leave the area on foot. Officials warn not to approach anyone who looks suspicious but to instead contact the nearest law enforcement agency.
Anyone with further information is urged to contact U.S. Forest Service, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department or local law enforcement agencies.
The investigation continues with cooperating agencies including Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, CalFire, and other local agencies.
The La Brea Fire Tip Line is still open, and anyone with additional information helpful to this ongoing investigation is urged to contact investigators at (805) 686-5074. Your call may remain anonymous.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department will release more information regarding the Narcotics investigation on Monday. The media contact at the Sheriff's Department is Drew Sugars, Public Information Officer, at 805.681.4192.
For media inquiries regarding the investigation of the cause and origin of the La Brea Fire, contact the U.S. Forest Service at (805) 961-5707, and an investigator will return you call.
·Jointly released with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit·
The illegal immigration lover Barbara Boxer needs to have her e-mail box full with protests over her refusal to speak out for Californians. She is useless, does more harm than good, and needs to lose her job.
I’ll pass it on the Californians that I know.
I'm sure we're not the only ones who recognize the huge need for a genuine conservative party that will actually represent the citizens of America.
She’s probably one of their customers.
No one really likes her, but she wins on name recognition (a stupid way to vote).
I see Sheriff Joe isn’t being intimidated by the O White House threats.
Sheriff raids Phoenix firm seeking illegal workers
PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies raided a Phoenix paper plant on Thursday and arrested 44 employees suspected of identity theft or immigration violations.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the raid on the Royal Paper Converting Co. plant in south Phoenix is the second in just more than a year at the facility.
Deputies were seeking 102 people in the raid, but located only the 44 who were arrested. Of those, 35 were jailed on suspicion of felony identity theft and nine were turned over to federal immigration agents.
Arpaio’s office has conducted numerous workplace raids in the past two years and made more than 250 arrests.
Royal Paper’s attorney, Julie Pace, says the company uses the e-verify system to check that employees have the right to work in the U.S. and had all required forms on file.
The bad news just never ends when it comes to illegal aliens and border policy.
This fire is partly contained and it’s getting hotter, windier and dryer. It’s bad enough loosing this beautiful land, I hope no firefighters have to die for this one!
Some media is picking up this story now, but not one is reporting they’re Mexican Drug Cartels...like a good rino told me the other day...we should not be talking about immigration!
The La Brea Fires cause apparently is connected to an illegal marijuana-growing operation in Los Padres National Forest, and those involved may be trying to hike out of the forest, officials warned. 24 mins. ago
LA TIMES JUST SAYS..” * The La Brea fire, about 21 miles east of Santa Maria, is now 60% contained. It has burned at least 85,686 acres since it began Aug. 8. Two structures including a non-operational guard station and a hunters cabin have been destroyed, officials said.”
??? Counterfeiting documents is a big industry, and the companies and their lawyers know it. Julie Pace must be the the CYA agent for Royal Paper.
Sheriff Joe is a real American!
85,000 Acre California Fire, still burning caused by Mexican Drug Cartels - confirmed!
I wonder how much this act of terror will cost us?
Not to worry...the poser messiah will just print more...
Just add it to the cost of the war on drugs.
Yup.. and the Feds best not get smart mouthed with Sheriff joe or they might see the inside of tent city in pink underwear too.
I’d pay to watch that!! Sheriff Mack is getting back on the scene, too!
national guard,posses. the means are there even though the will is not. You’d hear Mexico screaming like a stuck pig if their ‘nationals’ were shot down in a fire fight.
I’ve pretty much written California off.