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$2.5 million of illegal cannabis plants seized in San Bernardino

by: Vivian Chow

Posted: Feb 28, 2023 / 11:07 PM PST

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Millions of dollars worth of illegal marijuana plants were seized in San Bernardino during a recent crackdown.

Five search warrants led to the seizure of around $2.5 million in illegal marijuana plants, said the San Bernardino Police Department.

The warrants targeted illegal marijuana grows and distribution which uncovered multiple large-scale operations, authorities said.

“Overall, 6,572 plants were destroyed, 812 pounds of marijuana recovered and over $2,000 in cash was seized,” officials said.

The estimated street value of the illegal plants was approximately $2.5 million dollars, police said.

Images released from the bust operations show several warehouses fully stocked with tons of illegally cultivated cannabis plants.

“Officers also located a functional and pressurized butane honey oil extraction lab that was secured and later dismantled by the San Bernardino County IRNET team,” police said.