More than 42,000 illegal marijuana plants discovered recently on California public lands have been eradicated.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that the street value of the plants was estimated at between $84 million and $169 million.
Vast groves of marijuana were discovered in three locations in Inyo County, a sprawling Eastern Sierra wilderness with the town of Independence as its county seat.
Agents working for state and federal agencies spent three days destroying 42,306 marijuana plants at the undisclosed locations.
An investigation is ongoing and, as of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made.
“All agencies assisting in the eradication operation want to remind residents and visitors of the dangers that are inherent on illegal marijuana cultivation,” the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.
Published: August 20, 2020
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