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Pot Grows Eradicated Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Several agencies working together were able to locate and eradicate two huge pot grows in Mariposa County this week.

On Thursday, July 18, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by law enforcement officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) with eradicating a total of 12,537 marijuana plants from two wilderness marijuana gardens located southeast of the Greeley Hill community in Mariposa County.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office had located the marijuana complex during previous over-flights of the area. Due to its large size and the remote location of the grow, they elected to request assistance from CA DOJ CAMP to assist with the eradication.

The officers relied on STAbilized BOdy (STABO) extraction harnesses to get to and from the gardens. The large mature marijuana plants and trash were flown from the gardens via helicopter.

What the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office believes to be a Mexican Cartel DTO marijuana complex was located on remote BLM land near the North Fork of the Merced River.

The investigation is ongoing.

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