On the afternoon of Sept. 18, a search warrant was served to Coffee Creek Ranch for operating a food facility without a permit.

One of the major violations at this facility had been continually operating illegally without properly filtered and treated water, Trinity County Environmental Health said in a news release.

After continuous work with the operator to correct the major violations, an order to immediately “cease and desist” illegal operations was served to Coffee Creek Ranch on May 11, 2016. Environmental Health said this effort proved to be unsuccessful in stopping illegal operations of the food facility, forcing Environmental Health to investigate the situation further in an effort to protect the public’s health and safety.

Agencies involved included Environmental Health and the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.

This case is currently being submitted to the Trinity County District Attorney’s Office.

For the protection of the public’s health, Environmental Health has a list of permitted facilities on its website.

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