The Sheriff’s Office reminds anyone that comes upon a suspected marijuana grow on public lands to leave the area immediately and report their observations to law enforcement.
SIREN, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators eradicated a major marijuana grow operation that included more than 3,200 plants.
The Burnett County Sheriff's Office says hunters led law enforcement to the pot grow early Tuesday morning. It was on public land south of Grantsburg. Investigators found an extensive water supply and irrigation system, and a campsite for people who were cultivating the pot plants. They believe the grow site "had been active for some time, but had been recently abandoned." They did not find any suspects at or near the scene.
Investigators seized more than 3,200 marijuana plants. They're trying to identify suspects in the case.
SIREN, Wis. (BURNETT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) -- In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 08, 2013 law enforcement officers eradicated a large-scale marijuana grow located on public lands in the Town of Anderson after being alerted to its presence by hunters. This area is located south of the Village of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, about 50 miles northeast of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The grow site included an extensive water supply and irrigation system, as well as a campsite for the individuals that were tending the grow. Evaluation of the scene indicates that the grow site had been active for some time, but had been recently abandoned. No suspects were located at or near the scene yesterday.
A total of 3,282 marijuana plants were seized during yesterday’s operation, and investigation continues as to the identity of the suspect(s).
The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin DNR in the investigation of this incident, removal of the marijuana plants, and processing of the scene for evidence.