Jun 24, 2015 7:15 PM by News Staff
Officials say more than 9,000 marijuana plants that were likely grown by a Mexican drug cartel were destroyed in Plumas County Wednesday.
Plumas County Sgt. Steve Peay says drug agents eradicated 9,200 plants from a grow operation near Antelope Lake.
The plants ranged from 6 inches to 2 feet tall, and were growing in the rugged terrain of an old burn area.
The characteristics of this garden were consistent with the gardens of large drug trafficking organizations operated by the Mexican Drug Cartel, Peay said, but no suspects were found in the area.