Sonoma County Has Its Largest Pot Bust on Record

Beefed up enforcement efforts against illegal cannabis grows in Sonoma have now resulted in the largest bust in the county’s history.

Last month, authorities seized 63,241 plants during a raid on five properties in South Santa Rosa, the county confirms.

“The majority of plants were located at two properties with mature cannabis plants interspersed with corn,” according to a press release. “One property had 2.5 acres of cannabis and the other had 3.3 acres. It is estimated that these properties, which are located in a tiger salamander habitat area, had approximately 26,650 and 35,685 plants respectively.”

Prior to the Santa Rosa discovery, the largest marijuana bust in Sonoma County netted 13,000 plants.


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