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Large-scale cannabis operation discovered in southern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore. (AP) – Deputies stumbled into a major illegal cannabis operation in southern Oregon this week, finding a quantity of marijuana valued at more than 100 100 million.

A 27,000-square-foot potato shed south of Klamath Falls was filled with marijuana, according to the Herald and News. Officials said the marijuana was drying in large wires that stretched from the ceiling to the floor, the buds were cut and stuffed into 40-pound bags, hundreds of which were attached to the wall, and for years The waste of hashish was prepared in piles. To waste

Klamath County Sheriff. Chris Kabir Said on Friday They I have never seen anything like it in 30 years of police work. It was found Wednesday when someone called for possible smoke in the area.

Upon arrival, delegates noticed that the back of a nearby building was open and they could clearly see marijuana inside. Kabir Said.

“Our representatives were shown and they saw what they saw and they couldn’t see it.” Kabir Said.

The sheriff’s office issued a search warrant Thursday. People on the site were interviewed at the time but were not arrested. Inside the building, a bed was made where the workers slept.

After securing the area and identifying some people in the compound, officers documented the property. And then several county agencies began removing and clearing marijuana, which would take days and possibly weeks.

The sheriff said detectives carried out two other escalating operations at the potato shed, which were linked to a processing facility, where they found more marijuana and processing equipment. The three sites were linked by multiple sites of the same name through land ownership, lease agreements and heavy equipment rents. Kabir Said.

No weapons or cash were found anywhere.

Many of the county’s illegal farms are owned by local landowners, who lease their property to strangers who claim they want to grow cannabis legally. The sheriff said that in fact, people who grow illegally are getting a good price to grow at the expense of the landlord, who is mostly at risk.

Feeding crops often requires a surprising amount of rising water, which is stolen from local wells and rivers. This problem has troubled many residents of Klamath County, in addition to the odor and sometimes the growing risk of violence from people protecting and protecting people.

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