San Bernardino, CA: Authorities eradicated 1,632 marijuana plants in San Bernardino National Forest.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 9:00am PT on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a joint operation with Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (C.A.M.P.) to eradicate a marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest near Cable Canyon in San Bernardino, California.
The site was located in extremely rugged mountain terrain and hidden in the canyon. Investigators found 1,632 marijuana plants and an abundance of trash as evidence that several suspects were caring for the marijuana plants.
The suspects cut and cleared the natural brush so they could plant the marijuana. This causes irreversible damage to the forest.
The water used to irrigate the plants was obtained from natural resources using plastic irrigation tubing.
The mature plants were producing bud and ranged in height from 3 to 6 feet tall. The suspects were in the process of harvesting the marijuana.
After harvesting, the marijuana is dried, processed and packaged for removal from the grow site.
At this time, it is unknown where the marijuana was being taken to, but most likely would have been sold illegally.
Marijuana cultivation sites located within the forest areas have a negative impact on the natural resources and wild life in the area.
The fertilizer, pesticides and animal repellents used by the marijuana growers contaminate the natural streams and creeks, ultimately contaminating the ground water.
The natural brush and foliage cut away and discarded by the suspects have a major effect to the natural topography and wildlife in the forest.
The trash left behind by the marijuana growers can cause long lasting damage to the forest and wildlife living in the area.
Investigators removed the marijuana plants, trash and irrigation line from the forest.
At this moment, there is no suspect information available.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at: 1 (909) 890-4840.
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