6.5 million in marijuana plants seized west of Paso Robles and near Pozo
Authorities take 10,000 marijuana plants found in the hills of North County San Luis Obispo
Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force along with state and federal authorities discovered more than 10,000 marijuana plants in two marijuana growing operations in the county.
Illegal marijuana grows, such as these found on private property and public lands, present a very real danger to the public’s safety, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.
On Aug. 5 detectives destroyed almost seven thousand plants found growing on public land in the Cypress Mountain Road area, west of Paso Robles. And then on Aug. 6 task force members destroyed more than three thousand plants that were being grown on Los Padres National Forest land off Hi Mountain Road, west of Pozo.
No arrests were made. Rifle ammunition, five gallon propane tanks, and large trash piles were also discovered. In addition, the grow sites were littered with cigarette butts in areas where the vegetation is exceptionally dry.
The total estimated street value of the marijuana plants is 6.5 million dollars.
Cypress Mountain Road area, west of Paso Robles
Hi Mountain Road, west of Pozo
Top stories Aug. 9, 2013