Weedbusters scrub Paso, Pozo hills
August 8, 2013
Sheriff’s officials said Thursday they have removed more than 10,000 marijuana plants from hilly areas near Paso Robles and Pozo, the result of discoveries by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force.
Officials estimated the value of the haul at $6.5 million.
The Paso site, on public land in the Cypress Mountain area west of the city, contained 7,000 plants, said Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Tony Cipolla. Another 3,000 were uprooted from Los Padres National Forest land west of Pozo near Hi Mountain Road.
Cipolla said “the grow sites were littered with cigarette butts in areas where the vegetation is exceptionally dry.”