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Estimated 40,000 marijuana plants discovered in Burbank grow

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BURBANK, Wash. - Three people have been arrested after authorities discovered an estimated 40,000 marijuana plants in a grow located three miles east of Burbank, Washington.

Tuesday, the South Eastern Washington Narcotics Team went to a fiber farm east of Burbank to check for a possible marijuana grow. Officials say other operations have been discovered in that area in the past.

When officers arrived they saw several marijuana plants and also spotted a man running from the area. The Narcotics Team immediately set up a perimeter on the area and called for back-up. A K-9 officer arrived on scene and the K-9 was able to track down three suspects. A fourth suspect was able to get away.

The three men tracked down were arrested on drug charges.

In all, an estimated 40,000 marijuana plants were discovered that authorities say have a street value of more than $50 million making the bust one of the largest in Walla Walla County's history.

Wednesday, officers spent hours seizing the remaining plants.

Pictures from the bust
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