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Task Force Busts Huge Marijuana Grow near Satus Pass

Satus Pass, WA -    A multi-agency task force set up to bust marijuana grows in Central Washington hits the mother load near Satus Pass.

37,000 plants were removed from reservation land located a few miles into Klickitat County.

The terrain so steep that officers had to be dropped in by helicopter and the marijuana removed from the area by air.

The estimated street value for these plants is close to $70,000,000 .

The DEA and National Guard has been working with several state and local agencies and the Yakama Nation for the past two weeks.

The grand total for the operation is expected to be near 80-thousand plants.

They finish up on Friday.

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