SoCal Cannabis Eradication Efforts, January 1, 2010 - 2016 (Kern County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Kern County Sheriff's Office of Kern County, CA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all materials regarding cannabis eradication efforts at all grow sites (indoor and outdoor) within the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include all budget materials, reports, summary reports, descriptions, associated exhibits, photographs, and other relevant materials, including those regarding the Drug Enforcement Agency's Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and this agency. Please include all contracts, intergovernmental services agreements, memorandums of understanding, memorandums of cooperation, or equivalent materials. Please provide all available segregable data, including but not limited to, the date of the seizure, the location of the seizure, the nature of the event, the quantity of the seizure, associated arrests and charges, etc. Please provide materials from the period of January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Please do not redact or withhold non-responsive materials contained within responsive materials.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Michael Mahoney

Dear Beryl Lipton,
In response to your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request from the Kern County sheriff's Office I am responding via e-mail per your request to save you copying costs.
Attached you will find the MOU's and Agreements with the DEA and US Forrest Service from January 1, 2010 to the present.
As for the requested statistics for this time period those would be maintained by the DEA and your request should be directed to them. At one time we had access to the DEA programs to track the Sheriff's Office statistics but we no longer have that capability.

Michael J. Mahoney
Civil Litigation Officer
Kern County Sheriff's Office