Officers raid 11K plant marijuana grow in Sawtooth
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Federal and local law enforcement officers have raided a marijuana grow operation with more than 11,100 plants near Galena Summit in the Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho.
No arrests have been made.
The Blaine County sheriff's office and other law enforcement agencies began eradicating the illegal plants Thursday, along with fertilizer, pesticides and camping gear.
U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says the grow site was spotted about two weeks ago by a bow hunter scouting the area with his son. Sheriff Gene Ramsay says another hiker stumbled upon the area on Wednesday and he heard gunshots being fired behind him as he walked away.
Since 2005, over 130,000 marijuana plants have been removed from public lands in Idaho, including more than 42,000 plants found in Caribou County in July.