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Marijuana plants worth $100 million seized on Indian reservation in San Diego County

August 25, 2010 |  3:48 pm


Federal agents seized more than 25,000 marijuana plants with a street value upward of $100 million during a raid on the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation in northeast San Diego County, officials announced Wednesday.

The raid, which occurred Tuesday, involved the second-largest pot field found this year in the county by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The operation included water diversion from a natural spring and chemicals to aid the plants' growth, officials said.

No arrests were made, but evidence suggested that four to five people lived at the field, along California Highways 76 and 79, apparently to tend the crop.

--Tony Perry in San Diego


Photo: Marijuana plants being removed after the raid on Volcan Mountain on Indian reservation land in northeast San Diego County. Credit: Drug Enforcement Administration