$12 million in marijuana discovered on ranch
August 30, 2013
Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies eradicated approximately 4,000 marijuana plants, valued at $12 million, from private property between the cities of Lompoc and Buellton.
The owner of the property noticed that individuals had trespassed on his property and were diverting livestock water to grow marijuana, the press release says.
Deputies did not locate any suspects during their eradication operation. An investigation into the grow is ongoing.