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1,500 Pounds of Weed Seized in Mendecino National Forest

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Seems like authorities are really cracking down on marijuana this season. Earlier this month, officials announced that they had busted the largest pot-growing facility in Ventura's history. Now, federal agents, sheriffs and the CA narcotics bureau have uprooted 460,000 pot plants being grown in Mendecino National Forest, reports the Huffington Post. The bust also resulted in than 100 arrests, as well as the seizure of nearly 1,500 pounds of processed marijuana, 27 guns and 11 vehicles.

Offiicials had been building up the operation for at least two weeks. The raids are common over the summer.

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman, who led the charge on this operation, said that none of the plants seized appeared to be being grown for medicinal use.

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