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Mexican drug cartel’s illegal marijuana grow operation raided in Deschutes County

Mexican drug cartel’s illegal marijuana grow operation raided in Deschutes County

A Deschutes County drug enforcement team raided and dismantled a 30-acre illegal marijuana grow operation in Alfalfa that detectives say was operated by a Mexican drug cartel. The team seized 9,227 plants and 2,800 pounds of processed marijuana in what is considered the largest drug bust in county history. Two pistols and an AR-15 rifle were also seized.

Detectives, along with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, arrived Thursday at the property at Dodds Road and Alfalfa Market Road. The officials detained and released about 21 people, mostly Mexican residents illegally trafficked into the United States to work in the illegal marijuana trade, said Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp.

Mexican drug cartel’s illegal marijuana grow operation raided in Deschutes County






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