Marijuana Grow Eradicated

A marijuana grove east of Highway 154 below East Camino Cielo in the Los Padres National Forest was eradicated by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on 9/10. About 20 law enforcement personnel seized 6,345 plants, bringing this year’s already record-high total to 102,218 plants, with a value of more than $327 million. The plants were spotted by a sheriff’s aviation crew.

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