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Marijuana plants eradicated in Washington County

By Benjamin Wood | Posted - Aug. 4, 2011 at 9:52 p.m.


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VEYO, Washington County — Officials destroyed 7,731 marijuana plants Thursday at an abandoned site in a remote area off of General Steam Road.

Working off of a tip, the Washington County Drug Task Force worked with the DEA, Utah Department of Public Safety, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and SWAT teams from St. George and the Washington County Sheriff's Office to eradicate the plants. No arrests were made.

An investigation is ongoing but officials believe the site may have been connected to a nearby grow site that was raided in July, resulting in the arrest of 37 individuals. That site was approximately twice the size of the area eradicated Thursday, making more than 20,000 marijuana plants destroyed in Washington County in two months.

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