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Agents remove 41,000 marijuana plants from 40-acre site in San Diego County

July 2, 2012 |  1:55 pm

Marijuana plants removed from Warner Springs location.
Drug agents removed more than 41,000 marijuana plants from a 40-acre area near Warner Springs in northeastern San Diego County, Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced Monday.

The haul, conducted Sunday and Monday, was the largest marijuana seizure on private property in the county's history, DEA officials said. No arrests were made, but the investigation is continuing, officials said.

The removal, from a remote, secluded area called Sunshine Summit, required 35 DEA agents and officers from the multi-agency Narcotics Task Force. Also found on the property were two large water tanks, chemicals for fertilizer, and a 30-round magazine for a semiautomatic weapon.

The marijuana removed from the site was estimated to have a wholesale value of $41 million.

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Photo: Marijuana plants removed from Warner Springs location. Credit: DEA

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