Drug Law

Marijuana Saves Jobs in Mendocino County

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The Mendocino Sheriff was able to reduce budget cuts to the department thanks to money seized from illegal marijuana farms. Fourteen jobs were slated to be cut, but last Tuesday that number was reduced to seven.

Following a contentious daylong debate last week, Mendocino, Californian County supervisors voted to reduce the number of proposed job cuts in the Sheriff’s Office budget, and in return Sheriff Tom Allman said he would spend an additional $257,000 of asset forfeiture funds — money collected primarily from marijuana busts — to offset his department’s $600,000 overtime budget.