Another big pot bust in NE Oregon
Thursday, August 25, 2011
ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon officials say they've raided an extensive marijuana grow that had operated for years in a remote area of Wallowa County in the northeastern corner of the state.
It's the second large-scale marijuana operation to be discovered in the area this summer.
The Oregonian reports that on Wednesday, police raided the site on private land. Officers found and destroyed more than 10,300 plants ranging from 3 to 5 feet high. The newspaper says law enforcement officials estimated the plants' value at $25 million.
Officials say the land owners were unaware of the grow.
Two men were arrested.
In June, authorities seized 91,000 plants with an estimated value of $227 million in the same general area. Police said they had not determined if the two operations were linked.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com