HAYWARD (CBS SF) — An illegal marijuana growing operation was cleared out at a regional park in Hayward Friday, authorities said.
The East Bay Regional Park District said in a press release Friday park police officers on routine patrol found the pot farm in the interior of Garin Regional Park, in a remote area with rugged terrain and high fire danger.READ MORE: 2 Men Suspected Of Setting Massive Caldor Fire Under Arrest
Some 500 plants were eradicated Friday, and officers also found evidence suggesting another 500 plants had already been harvested, the park district said. Officers found and eradicated plants at two sites about 1/10 of an acre to 1/4 of an acre in size.READ MORE: Instagram Head Faces Sharp Questions From Senators Amid Anger Over Possible Harm To Young Users
No one was found at the site and there was no threat to the public, the park district said.MORE NEWS: Sunnyvale Extends Downtown Outdoor Dining Program Into Late 2022