Feds Dismantle Hidden $9M Marijuana Growing Operation

DECKERS, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Douglas County this week busted a $9 million grow operation.

Authorities came across the field near Deckers during aerial surveillance.

The site — which looked like a messy campground — contained more than 3,000 marijuana plants.

The 2 acre area was being watered using a professional irrigation system.

“The site was still in operation. The plants were being tended to and there were areas where plants had been harvested and left to dry,” said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Steven Segin.

The U.S. Forest Service, along with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, dismantled the operation.

It took a National Guard helicopter to move all the plants.

There have been 13 hidden growing operations discovered by authorities on National Forest land in the state since 2009.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

NEWS TEAM
Send A News Tip

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia