Pure Schmint Players
In 1990, a contingent of about 200 Army soldiers, National Guardsmen and Federal agents spent weeks raiding clandestine marijuana gardens in the rugged terrain of the King Range National Conservation Area.
The Humboldt County Sheriff Department’s team of five deputies, cooperating with the state’s seven-year-old Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, destroyed over 3,000 plants in one day.
County residents demonstrated at the entrance to the campaign staging area. They carried signs reading ”Stop U.S. military terrorism” and waved American flags and giant plastic bubble wands, all to the accompaniment of the Garberville Marimba Band.