SoCal Cannabis Eradication Efforts, January 1, 2010 - 2016 (San Luis Obispo County Sheriff)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff of San Luis Obispo County, CA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 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: Victoria O'Keeffe

Good Afternoon,

We write in response to the above-referenced Public Records Act Request which was received by this office on May 25, 2016. This letter serves as our response pursuant to Government Code 6253, subdivision (c).

There are many records maintained by the Sheriff’s Office. A request for "any and all materials regarding cannabis eradication efforts at all grow sites...from the period of January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed" is overly broad in scope and is not a focused and effective request that reasonably describes identifiable records. Moreover, there may be records that relate to an investigation of conduct that would be protected by Government Code section 6254, subdivision (f). Additionally, pursuant to applicable case law (County of Los Angeles v. Kusar) we are only required to provide arrest and booking information that is “contemporaneous,” which we designate as those booking and jail records that are no more than 60 days old, unless you can identify the specific arrest report in search of. For these reasons, we are unable to comply with your request for records at this time.

In order to provide you with the specific records that you are seeking, you will need to narrow your request and provide more specificity. If I can be of any assistance in helping you identify the precise records you desire, please feel free to contact me directly at (805) 781-4645.


Victoria O’Keeffe
Sheriff’s Records Manager
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

From: MuckRock

These are the kinds of documents that we are looking for which we have received from other offices. Thank you for your help!

From: Victoria O'Keeffe

Good afternoon,

I was able to share the documents with our Narcotics Sergeant and it’s been determined that we do not have responsive documents or those which are like the ones you provided.

Thank you,
Victoria O’Keeffe
Records Manager
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office