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12-21-2009, 11:34 AM
One arrested, arsenal found in Orleans bust

Chris Durant/The Times-Standard
Posted: 12/18/2009 01:15:52 AM PST

More than 1,300 growing marijuana plants, 19 firearms and 13,000 rounds of ammunition were found at an Orleans property when authorities from multiple agencies served a search warrant Wednesday.
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said one man, Wayne Reed Callagan, 59, was arrested at the property in the Red Cap Creek area.
Along with the Sheriff's Drug Enforcement Unit, agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and members of the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service helped serve the warrant.
At four separate grow rooms, investigators found 1,352 plants under 54 1,000-watt grow lights powered by an 85-kilowatt diesel generator.
They also discovered 127 drying plants and about 25 pounds of processed buds. Two scales and packaging materials were also found.
When police first entered the home, they reportedly found their first firearm -- a loaded handgun by the front door. Two assault rifles with loaded 30-round magazines were found in the bedroom with multiple loaded 30-round magazines nearby. Another seven handguns, seven rifles and a shotgun were found with 13,500 rounds of ammunition.
The property is located next to Forest Service land and the generator powering the grows was about 30 feet from the creek.
”There were conditions present at the property that appeared to be hazardous to the environment
and public health, including spilled diesel and oil,” stated a Sheriff's press release.
Humboldt County Environmental Health, North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, Humboldt County Solid Waste and Federal Occupational
Health were called in to investigate the environmental impact of the grow.
Additionally, officers learned Callagan was renting a home in Redding. The Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force was called and obtained a search warrant for that home. Two handguns, a rifle and two shotguns were found there, officials said.
More suspects have been identified by investigators and more arrests may be made in the case, the Sheriff's Office said.
Callagan was booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, maintaining a place for the manufacturing of a controlled substance, and possession of assault weapons.

12-21-2009, 11:39 AM
Awww ol' man wayne? No way! Oh well, another one bites the dust.

Super Spy
12-21-2009, 11:39 AM
I can't believe he wasn't doing a better job of protecting the environment....spilling diesel and oil? What kind of a monster is this guy?

12-21-2009, 11:41 AM
Seriously, everything else is pretty much legal here.

12-21-2009, 12:11 PM
What's funny is that;s probably how the guy got busted. Forest service hippies said he was polluting and got a SW to go after him.

Obviously the 30 rounders are his bad, but being in Humboldt he was likely a care-giver for a bunch of people and could legally grow all that weed.

12-21-2009, 12:16 PM
Obviously the 30 rounders are his bad,.

Possession of high caps is not illegal.

The Director
12-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Once again it's the dope that makes the firearms charges look bad. They could've been pre-ban mags and featureless builds. Even the "loaded handgun" in his house was totally okay...but as soon as you start ****ing around with drugs you are done.

Should be a lesson to anyone up there....drugs and guns don't mix.

12-21-2009, 12:18 PM
What's wrong with the 30rd mags? If the pot was legal, he probably has RAWs... A lot of people here would have a similar writeup if their houses were ever searched, all completely legal.

12-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Assault Weapon-

Weapons can't assault people... people assault people.

12-21-2009, 12:43 PM
hes 59... I'm sure he bought those well before the ban ah well add the charge for the scary news story and then drop it later in court whatever works to scare the sheeple

12-21-2009, 2:19 PM
Obviously the 30 rounders are his bad,As stated above, not necessarily.but being in Humboldt he was likely a care-giver for a bunch of people and could legally grow all that weed.That is a good point. I look forward to learning the facts of Wayne Reed Callagan's compliance with California's medical marijuana program.

12-21-2009, 3:03 PM
two words

media hype

let's see a task force shut the border arrest all gang members and stop PETA then I'll care

12-21-2009, 3:50 PM
two words

media hype

let's see a task force shut the border arrest all gang members and stop PETA then I'll care

You been smokin' some of that weed?