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Over 6,000 marijuana plants seized in Benton County

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The Benton County Sheriff's office has seized over 6,000 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $13.5 million. The plants ranged anywhere from two feet tall to over 14 feet tall.

Investigators say they found two separate grows. The first one was discovered Saturday. Over 6,000 plants were seized in the North Prosser area of Benton County.

Tuesday, Sheriff's Deputies found 590 plants in South Benton County, near Crow Butte, on property belonging to the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Captain Kean says the operation was so advanced, that it had a trail system connecting seven different grows. In order for the Sheriff's Deputies to get to the marijuana they had to crawl through the trails.

Authorities also seized an assault rifle and a .45 caliber handgun.

2 suspects, 25 year old Santiago Barragan and 24 year old Jose Luis Farias were arrested.

An investigation is ongoing.

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