Hikers Stumble Onto Illegal Marijuana Grow Site

Hikers Stumble Onto Illegal Marijuana Grow Site

Scene of grow site (SBSD)

SAN BERNARDINO — In early September, two hikers were enjoying their trek in the San Bernardino National Forest near Kinley Creek and Deep Creek.

It was then that they came upon a marijuana grow and someone fired a warning shot in their direction.

water diversion at grow site

Their report set off an investigation by the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET).  They identified the location of the illegal grow site near the Pacific Crest Trail and Deep Creek Hot Springs.

On Friday, October 6, MET, with the help of the California National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and Sheriff’s Aviation, began what they term “an eradication operation” of the four-acre site.

Authorities suspect that two individuals lived at the site but determined that they had fled before they arrived. 1,904 mature marijuana plants ready for harvest were seized and removed.

Apparently the natural water source of Kinley Creek was diverted to water the plants.

 

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