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Marijuana Farm Found In East Bay Regional Park

CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) – East Bay Regional Park police officers recovered about $1 million worth of marijuana plants early Friday morning when they raided a growing operation in a remote area of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, police said.

About 3,300 plants were recovered in the raid, which was conducted at about 4 a.m. at an area between Castro Valley and San Ramon, police said.

The growing operation had been found earlier during routine park patrols. An elaborate irrigation system tapped into the park’s water supply was watering the plants.

Grow operations are of particular concern to the park district since the suspects remove areas of native vegetation and use fertilizer, poisons and pesticides around the marijuana plants, according to police.

The plants were taken to an undisclosed location and destroyed.

Anyone with information about the growing operation is asked to contact East Bay Regional Parks Police at (510) 881-1833.

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  • randall stevens

    Instead of a growing operation they should judt spread seed all around and see if it naturalizes.

  • Nickolas Robinson

    Anyone care?
    I thought not.

  • G

    Nickolas Robinson, YOU WOULD CARE if you or someone you know walk into the crop and was killed. You are a MORON!

  • Nickolas Robinson

    You are right G. I am stuip and stoned did not tink of that!

  • Gia

    LOL I’m SO sure… Walk into the crop and KILLED?!?!! LMAO!! GET REAL “G”… That was a good laugh though. Really though, big deal… No one cares!!!

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  • Survival

    Really Gia, guess you have never heard of hikers walking into a grow and being brutally attacek or killed??? It happens all the time. Oh but wait, you don’t care. Take your head out of your pot and inhale clean air…

  • trj

    Pot is not bad. Commercial grows like this one in parks ARE bad. This problem needs to be dealt with but not with a witch hunt. It must be done with common sense which in effect means it will never be done.

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