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24,000 Pot Plants Seized On Spokane Reservation

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WELLPINIT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say more than 24,000
marijuana plants worth more than $60 million have been seized on
the Spokane Indian Reservation.
Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer says the pot plants were
found last Wednesday in two locations in steep, forested land on
the west side of the reservation, which is west of Spokane.
Thayer says it's the most plants and the highest estimated
dollar value of marijuana seized in recent county history.
He adds that the raid was kept secret for days partly to help
assure the safety of the task force that investigated the case.
Participating agencies include the Drug Enforcement Administration,
Washington State Patrol, tribal police, National Park Service and
Border Patrol.
No arrests were reported.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review,
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