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Over 10,000 Marijuana Plants Found Near Moccasin

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Moccasin, Ca — The Tuolumne Narcotics Team continues to stay busy, as yesterday a marijuana garden was eradicated four miles south of Moccasin.

Seven different plots were located, and 10,373 plants eradicated. The largest plants were six-to-eight feet in size. The Sheriff´s Department says the area appeared to have been used for at least two growing seasons to cultivate marijuana.

No arrests were made. Based on evidence at the scene, the Sheriff´s Department believes it is the work of a drug trafficking organization. The marijuana was flown out by helicopter and destroyed.

Had the plants been harvested, the street value would be approximately $20 million. So far this year, 47,508 plants have been eradicated in Tuolumne County.

Written by BJ Hansen