EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A hiker found a massive marijuana grow operation in Eagle County along Cottonwood Pass Road last Wednesday.

(credit: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office)

(credit: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies responded and found a very elaborate irrigation system with 1,000 marijuana plants. There was also a campsite nearby.

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“Surveillance of the area was conducted but no suspects were located,” the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “Law enforcement confiscated and destroyed all of the marijuana plants.”

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The investigation will remain active.

Additional Information From The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office

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If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.