The Oregon National Guard has helped police raid what is believed to be the largest marijuana-growing operation in the state.
Six people were arrested last week when law enforcement officers raided a plantation of 91,000 plants on public lands, connected by miles of irrigation tubing, the East Oregonian reported.
Investigators found campsites and numerous weapons, including semi-automatic rifles and handguns. Food, water and other supplies were found at campsites that could sustain the growers for several weeks, according to the report.
“The resources, time and effort these outdoor growers are committing to avoid detection and protect the site pose a significant risk and danger to the public and law enforcement officers,” said Wallowa County Sheriff Fred Steen.[via East Oregonian]