More than 12,000 marijuana plants in 32 greenhouses were seized Thursday from a marijuana-growing area in southern Oregon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
A search warrant was served by detectives from the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team along with representatives from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at a rural property in Eagle Point around 6:45 a.m., officials said in a statement.
The property contained the cannabis plants and 3,000 pounds of processed marijuana, sheriff’s officers said.
Seven workers at the site were arrested, interrogated and released, officials said.
The cultivation site has been under investigation for a month and according to the sheriff’s office there was no license for any type of cannabis cultivation, handling or processing.
A prime suspect has been identified, the sheriff’s office noted.
Subpoenas from the county code enforcement totaling $67,000 were also issued for unauthorized greenhouse structures, unauthorized marijuana production and unauthorized electrical installations, the sheriff’s office said.
The statement also said the unauthorized use of well water for commercial irrigation of crops has been observed and faces civil and criminal penalties.
The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team is a Rogue Valley interagency task force funded by a grant from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.
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