Authorities chop down thousands of cannabis plants in Aguanga, Anza

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AGUANGA (CNS) - Authorities served 10 marijuana-related search warrants in the unincorporated communities of Anza and Aguanga, chopping down more than 14,000 plants and arresting three Aguanga residents, sheriff's officials reported today. The interagency operation included Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputies and personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. According to sheriff's Sgt. James Burton, the 31 processed pounds of marijuana that was seized Tuesday, along with the 14,601 growing plants, added up to about three tons of cannabis material. At one of the grow sites, deputies found several containers of pesticides, which have been banned in the United States "for endangering domestic animals and wildlife and are known hazards to the water table,''
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