US: Authorities Raid 14,000-Plant Marijuana Farm in Tuolumne County

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    Whether it's indoor pot-growing operations or outdoor farms, the harvest
    aseason for marijuana is here. On Friday Tuolumne County authorities
    raided a 14,000-plant crop near Jupiter in the Mt. Knight area.

    The remote location, inaccessible by ground, was discovered a week
    earlier during a fly over. At first, authorities believed there were
    about 1,000 mature plants. However, when county and state narcotics
    agents were airlifted in to break down the farm Friday, they found four
    marijuana-growing plots and two pot-processing sites. Some plants were
    still in the ground and others had been harvested. They say the total
    number of plants was about 14,000.

    Agents chopped down the several-foot tall plants, put them in a chipper
    and removed them for burning.

    The day before the raid, during a fly over, officers saw a man running
    from the site. No ground units were available to pursue the man.

    No weapons were found at the site. No arrests have been made.

    Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Dan Bressler said the
    Friday operation brought the total plant count seizures to nearly 80,000
    plants in the county, more than twice the amount eradicated any previous
    harvest season.

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