Large pot plantation eradicated in Ventura County
Ventura County Sheriff's Department investigators have eradicated a large marijuana-growing operation in a canyon near Moorpark College, complete with hundreds of pounds of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and plastic irrigation pipes, officials said.
Acting on a tip, narcotics investigators Monday uprooted about 3,000 harvest-ready plants, the street value of which they estimated at close to $3 million, according to a report by the department.
Investigators said they also found food supplies, propane tanks, car batteries and cooking utensils. The growers had diverted water from a nearby spring and had killed a deer, according to the report.
No one was arrested during the eradication. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the operation to call (805) 383-8700.
-- Sam Quinones