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DEA Takes 14,000 Marijuana Plants From Placerita Canyon

khts_crime_genericHarvest yields no arrests.

 

In a remote section of national forest land, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to raid and destroy a major cropping of marijuana.

 

The operation occurred late Thursday night through Friday afternoon, where 14,000 pot plants were removed, according to DEA spokesman Jose Martinez.

 

Some residents near Sand Canyon may have noticed a large number of trucks removing the plants, which were found in the Placerita Canyon area, near Camp 9 and Bear Divide.

 

No arrests were made, which indicates that no suspects were on scene at the time of the raid.

 

It is hard to estimate the street value at this time, because it is unknown how mature the plants were. But despite that, the score marks a rather large victory for the DEA and Forest Service, who frequently work to root out marijuana crops planted illegally in national forests.

 

Click here to learn how to spot an illegal marijuana crop in the wilderness.