An alleged illegal marijuana growing operation has been shut down by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reports KSBY News
The Office said in a press release that the investigations division determined that an illegal marijuana growing and processing operation on a 102 acre farm on Cebada Canyon Road.
Investigators cooperated with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
According to the Santa Barbara County’s Sheriffs Office, the business had obtained several provisional cannabis licenses from the State of California, but under fraudulent terms.
When authorities determined that the business was operating illegally, they seized more than a million dollars of cannabis and cannabis products. Three felony charges were filed against Eli Sheiman and Mariette Wingard.