More than 12,000 cannabis plants in 32 greenhouses were seized Thursday from a cannabis growth site in southern Oregon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives from the illicit marijuana enforcement team, along with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies, issued a search warrant at 6:45 a.m. on a rural property in Eagle Point, officials said in a statement.
The property contained marijuana plants and 3,000 pounds of processed marijuana, sheriff’s officials said.
Seven workers at the site were detained, interviewed and released, officials said.
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According to the sheriff’s office, the grow site had been under investigation for over a month and there was no license to grow, handle or process any type of marijuana.
The primary suspect has been identified, the sheriff’s office said.
A total of $ 67,000 county code enforcement citations were also issued for approved greenhouse structures, unapproved marijuana production and unauthorized electrical installations, the sheriff’s office said.
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The statement also said that the use of water from unauthorized wells for commercial crop irrigation has been detected and is subject to civil and criminal penalties.
The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team is a multi-agency task force in Rogg Valley that is funded by a grant from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.
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