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The culmination of a two year DEA investigation that -- -- that routine aerial surveillance and Julian.
Agents so -- large marijuana -- on public land this was no average marijuana.
Grow investigation from that point on.
Often times in marijuana grow investigations the trail -- ends however in this case.
It turned out to be far different.
US attorney Laura Duffy said that led them to a larger marijuana growing growing.
Eight phones and of assigned the Laguna mountains Apollo valley -- took a little more mountain and Cleveland national pol.
45000 plants -- and several hundred pounds -- process -- Duffy say is what makes this unique is that usually only the low level fumbles a busted but this time she say is they nabbed some mid and upper level drug -- -- -- There are some links back to Mexico and that part of the investigation is ongoing.
There were seventeen what weapons -- from these people these are -- dangerous drug traffickers is what they are.
-- is there's not a passive about it like some of the marijuana advocates would like you to believe.
Six of the eight -- were on public lands dangerous they say for recreation lists and high it is then there's the silent victim.
The silent victim would be our environment.
Herbicides they contaminate the local water supply.
Which then in turn harms aquatic and wildlife in the area the bottom line according to authorities the law enforcement.
In this counting.
Will not allow drug lords to exploit our natural resources for their financial gain.
Authorities say these -- linked to grows in Utah and Idaho all defendants are charged with conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.
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