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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