Officials: 10,000 Marijuana Plants Destroyed in Los Padres National Forest

SALINAS, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) — About 10,000 marijuana plants growing in a national forest in Monterey County were destroyed by California and local agents, police said.

The plants were discovered in Los Padres National Forest, Bay City News Service reported. A joint operation by the California Department of Justice and Monterey County sheriff’s deputies was carried out last week.

The sheriff’s office said the marijuana had an estimated street value of $40 million once it was harvested.

No one was spotted in the area, and no arrests have been made. Police are investigating, the sheriff’s department said.

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