Another pot plantation found in Grant County

<I>Contributed photo</I><BR>Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin examines some of the evidence: a sizeable marijuana plant at the grow site.

JOHN DAY - Local law enforcement agencies have located another marijuana grow in Grant County.

The agencies eradicated the grow Monday, Oct. 26.

The recent find was located in the McClellan Creek drainage, about three miles northwest of Magone Lake on the Malheur National Forest. It was discovered by hunters scouting for elk.

The Grant County Sheriff's, Oregon State Police, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Blue Mountain Interagency Narcotics Team and The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife participated in the eradication of 5,439 plans located at the site.

Some plants were up to four feet in height, while others had been pruned with the majority of the grow being harvested.

The value of the recent discovery has been estimated at $13.6 million.

Local law enforcement agencies have eradicated roughly 59,000 plants this year.

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