Utah Authorities Raid Marijuana Farm, Find 4,500 Plants

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Utah authorities made a major marijuana bust in the southern part of the state Thursday. Garfield County Utah Sheriff's officials say multiple agencies raided a farm and found 4,500 marijuana plants.

Officials say a hiker stumbled upon the plants which were growing on the East Fork of Boulder Creek. The woman, who recently attended a training class on what to do in that situation, reported the farm to authorities.

Around 6 a.m. Thursday morning, the Utah Department of Public Safety Tactical Investigation Special Emergency Response Team raided the farm and found the alleged growers there.

Officials say the two Hispanic males managed to get away, but efforts to find them are currently underway.

They say the estimated street value of the marijuana is at least several million dollars. All of the plants have been removed and burned.

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