REDDING, Calif. - Two women were arrested on drug charges after agents raided a marijuana collective in Redding. Agents searched the Planet Herb Medical Marijuana Collective in the 2900 block of Lake Boulevard Tuesday around 11 a.m. Investigators said the collective was continuing to operate in violation of a Redding City ordinance banning collectives. Agents also searched the homes of two people running the collective. Charree Richey, 34, and Linda Silvery, 56, were arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail criminal conspiracy and sales of marijuana. According to a news release from the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), agents were assisted by the Siskiyou County Narcotic Task Force (SCINTF), the Redding Police Department, and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office in serving a Shasta County Superior Court search warrant.
The search warrant was part of a nine-month investigation conducted by SINTF involving Planet Herb. A Redding city ordinance adopted in November 2011 prohibits any medical marijuana cooperative or collective from operating in the city of Redding. Investigators said Planet Herb was continuing to distribute marijuana to customers and was engaged in the sales of marijuana outside the scope of the Compassionate Use Act (CUA) or the Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMPA). During a search of the business, agents seized a large amount of processed marijuana and products containing marijuana. Agents also searched a residence in the 4700 block of Vallecito Street in Shasta Lake, and a residence in the 12000 block of Quail Run Road in Redding. At the Quail Run Road residence, agents located marijuana being cultivated, a large amount of processed marijuana and evidence that concentrated cannabis was being manufactured. Agents seized more than $80,000 in cash. The case remains under investigation.