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Authorities Seize Marijuana Operation in Idaho

MARSING, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in Owyhee County have seized a large marijuana growing operation near Marsing. Sheriff Daryl Crandall says a fisherman spotted a suspicious group of potted plants Saturday near the Wilson Schoolhouse, south of Marsing. Officers worked with the Bureau of Land Management to clean up the find Sunday.

Crandall says officials found 1,872 seedlings. That many mature plants would be worth an estimated $4.68 million.

Fertilizer and other growing aids were found at the site near the convergence of Reynolds Creek and the Snake River.

Crandall says authorities have some leads as to who was tending the plants, but no arrests have been made.

     

 

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