Cops: 14 arrested at large illegal marijuana grow operations

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LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say 14 people were arrested and 1,400 pounds of pot were seized east of Corvallis in Lebanon in connection to two large illegal marijuana grow operations.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team searched two neighboring properties on Aug. 27 and seized the marijuana, more than 9,000 marijuana plants, a dozen firearms and over $6,000.

Sixty-one large greenhouse structures were destroyed on site.

Albany Police Department Lt. Juston Alexander said illegal outdoor marijuana grows are much more of a problem in southern Oregon, but over the past few years, they’ve been migrating north.

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