Found: 13,450 plants from illegal pot grow operation in San Isabel National Forest

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 2.16.44 PMA team of federal forestry and homeland security agents working with Huerfano County sheriff’s deputies this week found and destroyed a large illegal pot grow operation tucked inside the San Isabel National Forest.

Though no arrests were made, the task force confiscated more than a half-ton of cultivation materials that included irrigation piping, pesticides, camping gear, and flammable liquids, the Forest Service announced in a statement.

“These illegal activities can also damage sensitive riparian areas, are often harmful or fatal to wildlife, and lead to other environmental problems,” the Forest Service statement said.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact the Forest Service at 303-275-5266.


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