Deputies destroy 31,000 marijuana plants
July 4, 2010
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies seized and destroyed approximately 31,000 mature marijuana plants Thursday after the large growing operation was discovered near the Rinconada Trail area, east of Santa Margarita, in Los Padres National Forest.
An AK-47 assault rifle was found on the site during the day-long operation. Irrigation pipe and trash littered the area.
Authorities believe that the heavy rains from last winter and spring helped to fuel such a large crop.