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$20 million of marijuana seized in Klickitat County

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Photo courtesy of Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy of Klickitat County Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy of Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy of Klickitat County Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy of Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy of Klickitat County Sheriff's Office

KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash - Agents recently seized more than 18,000 marijuana plants in Klickitat County.

Sheriff's deputies, Washington State Patrol, agents with the Department of Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Washington State Army National Guard discovered two major marijuana grows west of Bickleton.

The first grow was located Wednesday, within a steep canyon and contained more than 6 thousand plants. Agents did not locate any suspects, but did find water piping, sprinklers and what remained of a campsite.

Thursday, agents arrested two armed suspects, with each facing state and federal criminal charges. The grow contained more than 12 thousand plants.

The estimated street value of the two grows is approximately $20 million.

Klickitat Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information in connection to illegal marijuana grows to call the anonymous Tip Line at 1-877-288-1926 or 1-800-388-GROW (4769).

 

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