The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office had a busy week. Between October 8th and the 14th the Marijuana Team served 36 search warrants, a new department record. Mostly done in the Mount Shasta Vista and Mount Shasta Forest Subdivisions, the raids netted a total of 3700 Marijuana plants and a large quantity of processed bud. The totals for the year so far are more than 25,000 plants and 6400 pounds of bud. Deputies are now being assisted by state and federal agencies, including the FBI and the DEA. The team is also accompanied by county code enforcement to try and put growers out of business due to their illegal structures, septic problems and other ordinance violations. The new strategy also is hitting the growers early in the harvest season when a lot of plants are still in the ground. A different task force led by Forest Service agents has so far this year removed more than 106,000 plants, mostly from the Klamath National Forest. They’ve also seized more than 5600 pounds of processed bud and made 10 arrests. The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors recently declared a state of emergency after Sheriff Jon Lopey said his department is overwhelmed by the volume of Marijuana gardens.