Sacto 9-1-1
September 30, 2011
Marijuana plants linked to trafficking eradicated in Yuba County

With the destruction of a marijuana garden on private property near the Butte County line earlier this week, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department reports that more than 25,000 marijuana plants have been eradicated in the county this year.

The department's Marijuana Eradication Team disposed of nearly 2,000 marijuana plants from a grow near Rackerby on Monday, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

The illegal garden, believed to belong to a drug trafficking organization, was located about a half-mile from the Butte County line. Officials said it was on private property, several hundred feet from Bureau of Land Management property.

The Yuba and Butte County sheriff's departments teamed up to eradicate the plants.

This was the seventh garden linked to drug trafficking operations located in Yuba County this year, according to the news release.

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