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Helicopter Spots 1,500 Pot Plants In Wash. Canyon

ORONDO, Wash. (AP) - Investigators in north-central Washington confiscated 1,500 marijuana plants in a remote area of a canyon between Orondo and Waterville.

Douglas County Undersheriff Don Culp tells The Wenatchee World that a helicopter team located the plants, which were up to 6-feet tall and ready for harvest, during searches for marijuana.

The site had been terraced and plants were irrigated from a nearby stream. A camp with a tent, sleeping bags, food and cooking utensils was found nearby, but no suspects were located.

Members of the county's Special Response Team removed the plants Wednesday using a helicopter.

Last month, Douglas County deputies seized 3,085 marijuana plants from another growing operation in a different canyon. They arrested a 55-year-old man located near that operation.
  

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