LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Fourteen folks have been arrested and 1,400 kilos of pot have been seized east of Corvallis in Lebanon in connection to 2 giant unlawful marijuana develop operations, authorities mentioned.
The Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement crew searched two neighboring properties on Aug. 27 and seized the marijuana, greater than 9,000 marijuana crops, a dozen firearms and over $6,000, The Albany Democrat-Herald reported.
Sixty-one giant greenhouse constructions have been destroyed on website. Albany Police (*14*) Lt. Juston Alexander mentioned unlawful out of doors marijuana grows are way more of an issue in southern Oregon, however over the previous few years they’ve been migrating north.
“This is the most important out of doors develop we’ve handled in current historical past on non-public property,” Alexander mentioned.
The fourteen folks have been arrested on marijuana-related fees, in addition to felony conspiracy and unlawful firearm possession in a single case.
Police say rural property homeowners are typically approached to hire their land with cost in money for what are introduced as authorized assist rising operations. Property homeowners are urged to query the legitimacy of such affords and call legislation enforcement or the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission with questions, police mentioned.
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