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Marijuana Mega-Grow Busted Near Smartsville

A mega-sized marijuana garden was busted near the Smartsville area. According to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal Narcotics Task Force members spotted the garden from a helicopter on June 30th. The garden was located off of Hatchet Creek Road.

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The sheriff says that additional items were located in the gardens.

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megagarden1The Department of Fish and Wildlife is involved with the investigation as a result of the dead animals. Water was being diverted from Hatchet Creek to the plants.
Officers also located what appeared to be multiple campsites in the garden.

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The sheriff says that the entire growing operation is indicative of a new trend in the area.

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Sheriff Royal indicates that evidence located at the grow sites and encampments has developed leads to identify the growers.

1 Comment

December 11, 2015


My comment is if my box of wine is different than your box of wine why am I treated like a third class citizen. Maybe my box happens to be a bottle or a prescription bottle or whatever why should I be treated as a third rate citizen ?
This is the same thing that you did in the twenties did it work then two people kill each other over alcohol is there big money to be made in alcohol so that is on the street and made it illegal no I don't think so. Good people are going to jail now over stupid things just like in the twenties when will our society learn good because one person does a different drugs and another that doesn't make them bad

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