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Detectives Gather More Marijuana Grows

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash.- A day long marijuana search nets around $1 million in unharvested plants.

Detectives with the Benton County Sheriff's Department seized around 800 plants in southern Benton County.

They say growers are using new ways to hide their plants, including growing them under the sage brush so they blend in.

"They're planting the plants further apart, to make them less noticable in the canyons.  Try to keep them fairly low, tucked in next to the sagebrush to help disguise," said Det. Larry Smith.

Detectives weren't able to catch the growers.

They say the only way to make an arrest on these rural grows is to catch the person in the act.