Military units find large marijuana grow

June 18, 2016

Camp San Luis Obispo military units discovered a field of 7,406 marijuana plants while performing training exercises near the border of their property and the Los Padres National Forest on Wednesday.

Military personnel then contacted the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department which mounted an investigation. Evidence at the scene indicates the plants were part of a Mexican national cultivation operation, according to a press release.

Deputies destroyed the plants, which all but two were immature.

“This type of operation, besides being illegal, produces many environmental hazards including toxic pesticide and chemical runoff, altering the natural water flow to be used for irrigation, and generating large amounts of trash,” according to the press release.




  1. tomsquawk says:

    Military personnel then contacted the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department which mounted an investigation

    after 12 days?

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  2. Pelican1 says:

    No doubt an operation designed to provide weed to the CMC inmates.

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  3. jimmy_me says:

    Wow! How did they manage to get a SLO-style affordable housing unit to the grow site?

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  4. Rambunctious says:

    Party at camp San Luis tonight……(; L

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  5. shudacuda says:

    I guess it makes perfect sense, its easier for illegal aliens to get across the border and grow it here than it is to smuggle the pot across that is grown in Mexico.Brilliant!!

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  6. Pelican1 says:

    Interesting. Was the grow-op actually on Camp San Luis or on adjacent property? Do the units normally train off base in the national forest?
    How secure are our bases and our forests? Lots of unanswered questions it seems.

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  7. jonhartz says:

    What the hell is a “Mexican national cultivation operation”? Is the government of Mexico involved?

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    • injustice_to_bees says:

      My thought exactly. I doubt anyone left their “guestworker” card in camp. And doesn’t everyone love Siracha (if i’m seeing the pic correctly) enough to buy a gallon bottle?

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