Friday, September 18, 2009

Pot Plants

Massive pot operation discovered in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have discovered a marijuana field in the Cleveland National Forest that authorities are calling one of the largest illegal-growth operations found in San Diego County.

A sheriff's deputy spotted the field containing as many as 51,000 plants late last week. The final plants were removed Thursday from the remote mountain area south of Paso Picacho campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Amy Roderick says the plants covered the size of a football field and could produce 25 to 50 tons of marijuana, with a potential street value of $300 million.

Roderick says most of the pot will be destroyed with a portion kept as evidence.

Officials say there have been no arrests.

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