EUREKA (CBS / AP) — Authorities have arrested 16 people and found great environmental damage after raiding a marijuana grow on a rural Northern California property.

A Humboldt County Sheriff’s statement says deputies found on Tuesday hundreds of marijuana plants, weapons and more than $10,000 in cash on the 160-acre property in Bridgeville, southeast of Eureka.

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The statement said evidence suggests the suspects were selling marijuana for profit.

Officers also discovered clear cutting of trees, illegal roads cut into the hillside, and a pump illegally diverting water from a creek. The creek is under federal protection because it contains steelhead trout.

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Officers found another grow in a neighboring parcel, where sewage was sent to the creek.

The people arrested hailed from Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area and Charlotte, NC.

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