Raid On Huge Pot Farm In SoCal Mountains

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say they have raided one of the biggest marijuana farms ever found in the San Bernardino Mountains.

San Bernardino Sheriff's spokeswoman Tiffany Swantek says deputies spent all day Thursday and Friday removing at least 30,000
plants growing on more than 40 acres in a remote canyon.

Swantek says five Mexican nationals were arrested and four other pot farmers escaped.

She says U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officials will decide whether to file federal drug charges against the men.

Curious drivers on Highway 18 slowed to watch two helicopters
dumping bundles of marijuana into trailers.
Information from: The Sun,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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