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Sheriff’s deputies bust rural marijuana operation 

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Stock photo of a marijuana plant. About 40 plants were removed from a canyon west of Paso Robles.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a ranch manager in rural westside Paso Robles who noticed something suspicious growing on private property, Tony Cipolla, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, reported today to the Paso Robles Daily News.

The sheriff’s narcotics unit went to investigate and discovered a small grow of about 100 marijuana plants in a canyon located north of Highway 46, west of Paso Robles, Cipolla said. A California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted with coverage overhead.

The plants were estimated to be worth about $40,000, Cipolla said. No arrests were made and the marijuana plants were removed.

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