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Riverside County raid nets $36 million worth of illegal pot

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 11:28:45-04

ANZA, Calif. (AP) — An operation targeting illegal marijuana cultivation in Southern California has led to eradication of more than 4,500 plants and seizure of 11,000 pounds of processed pot.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says the combined street value is estimated at $36 million.

The raid was conducted Monday by the department's marijuana enforcement team and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife on 140 acres of land in the Anza area, about 95 miles southeast of Los Angeles.