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Oregon police seize 12,000 marijuana plants from Black-Market Marijuana Grows

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.

According to officials, there were seven workers at the site who were arrested and questioned.
According to officials, there were seven workers at the site who were arrested and questioned.
Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff/Facebook
The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team launched a month-long investigation, arguing that there was no license to grow cannabis.
The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team launched a month-long investigation, arguing that there was no license to grow cannabis.
Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff/Facebook

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.

A total of $67,000 in subpoenas was issued for unauthorized greenhouse structures in southern Oregon's marijuana-growing region.
A total of $67,000 in subpoenas was issued for unauthorized greenhouse structures at the Black-Market Marijuana Grow site.
Sheriff of Jackson County, Oregon/Fa

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.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/18/oregon-police-seize-12k-marijuana-plants-from-black-market-marijuana-grows-site/ Oregon police seize 12,000 marijuana plants from Black-Market Marijuana Grows

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