Police Search Big Cottonwood Canyon for Pot Farmers

Police Search Big Cottonwood Canyon for Pot Farmers

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Karen Scullin ReportingThe search continues for five men wanted in connection with a pot farm operation in Big Cottonwood canyon. Most of the effort is focused on processing and carrying down the 2,000 to 3,000 thousand plants on the mountainside.

The canyon is open, but the Mineral Fort area is closed to the public as police search the mountainside for five suspects they consider armed and dangerous.

Police believe the men started an elaborate pot farm in the Mineral Fort area. They say it’s about 100 yards long, approximately 2,000 to 3,000 plants and a well-designed irrigation system in the area. Basically a lot of effort was put into this growing operation.

Currently officers are stationed throughout the canyon and at various trailheads, trying to make sure the bad guys don’t get away.

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