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Hundreds of Marijuana Plants Found North of Pasco

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Pasco, Wash-- Nearly a million dollars worth of marijuana plants were found off the Pasco Kahlotus Highway.

The marijuana plants were found in a rural area of Franklin County off Murphy Rd. Thursday evening.

Deputies recovered 331 marijuana plants, about half had been planted the other half were still in pots. They believe the plants had only been out there a couple of days.

The Franklin County Sheriff says the growers made a make-shift irrigation system from some run off water. Currently, they have no suspects but have some ideas.

The sheriff says usually an organized crime group pays people to grow the plants for them.       

"When law enforcement has recovered the plants then they retaliate against their employees that allowed them to be discovered and confiscated," said Sheriff Richard Lathim, Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff says each plant has the street value of three thousand dollars making this about a $1 million marijuana find.

Deputies have placed the plants into an evidence room and soon they will be destroyed. If you have any information on who was involved in this grow operation please contact police.