- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana plants during a raid of a grow operation in the Jemez Valley.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1rwQhkz) the farming operation was composed of two large areas where hundreds of plants had grown to nearly 5 feet tall.

Some of the plants already had been harvested.

Sheriff’s deputies say more than 1,000 marijuana plants were found growing on public land in the national forest Wednesday.

Sandoval County undersheriff Karl Wiese said 350 plants were drying when law enforcement arrived and three fields had already been harvested.

Authorities believe up to a dozen people were involved in the operation but no arrests were immediately made.

Sheriff’s officials say it was the largest seizure they’ve responded to in at least the last decade.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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