Federal investigators and Merced County sheriff’s deputies on Monday announced the seizure of hundreds of thousands of marijuana plants over 194 acres on Dos Palos farmland.
“This is an unprecedented grow and at this time we are actively investigating it,” Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told reporters at a news conference.
The sheriff said a search warrant was authored by the DEA as well as the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.
The grow, located in the area of Hutchins Road and Palm Avenue in Dos Palos, was described by deputies as “one of the biggest marijuana grows ever seen in the Central Valley.”
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