Yosemite, Ca — 7,428 marijuana plants were eradicated in Yosemite National Park on Monday.
The plants were found in three gardens, believed to be connected to the same growing operation. Yosemite officials report that the growing sites bore the characteristics of a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization.
“This is an unacceptable activity that will not be tolerated,” stated Kevin Cann with Yosemite National Park. “We will work with the Justice Department on these cases to ensure that marijuana cultivation does not get established in Yosemite and that the park remains safe for visitors.”
Monday´s multi-agency operation involved the cooperation of several national parks, the Army National Guard, and the California Department of Justice Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP).
Written by BJ Hansen