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Largest marijuana grow this year found in Garfield County

Posted - Aug. 12, 2010 at 7:14 p.m.



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(Photo courtesy Garfield County Sheriff's Office)BOULDER -- The largest marijuana farm found in Utah this year has been confiscated by the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

Garfield County sheriff's spokeswoman Becki Bronson says well over 17,000 marijuana plants were found in two locations roughly 5 miles east of the town of Boulder.

The plants have a street value of at least $1,000 each, meaning the entire farm was worth over $17 million.

Several law enforcement agencies participated in Thursday's raid. The plants were hauled out by the Utah Highway Patrol helicopter and later burned at a dump site.

No arrests were made, as the growers were not at the site.

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