MODESTO, CA- Agents from the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency continue their eradication effort in dismantling large illegal marijuana grows across the county. Today, several large marijuana grows were discovered along the San Joaquin River near Patterson.
On Tuesday morning, September 4th, narcotic agents from the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency seized hundreds of marijuana plants along the San Joaquin River. Investigators were led to this location after receiving an anonymous tip reporting the location of these illegal grows. When investigators arrived, they located large groups of marijuana plants scattered along the riverbank. Several of the plants were about 12-15 feet high and all were ready for harvesting. As of this writing, investigators had removed over 1,600 fully grown marijuana plants. Agents will continue to work throughout the evening to eradicate the remainder of the plants.
The Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency is a multi-agency narcotic task force, comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The goal of the task force is to identify, disrupt, and ultimately dismantle drug trafficking organizations operating within the Central Valley.
This is the second pot bust this month.