3,200 marijuana plants seized in northwestern Wis.

3:35 AM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
  • Photo courtesy: Burnett County Sheriff’s Department
  • Photo courtesy: Burnett County Sheriff’s Department
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BURNETT COUNTY, Wis. - Authorities removed a large-scale marijuana grow located on public land in Burnett County early Tuesday morning.

Burnett County Sheriff's officials seized 3,282 marijuana plants in the Town of Anderson. They were alerted to the marijuana grow by hunters. The grow site had extensive water supply and an irrigation system. There was also a campsite presumably for people that tended the grow.

Police believe the grow site had been active for some time but say it had recently been abandoned.

No suspects were located at the grow site.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office, St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, and the Wisconsin DNR also assisted in the investigation of this incident, removal of the marijuana plants, and processing of the scene for evidence.

Deputies will investigate whether the operation is connected to another large farm found in neighboring Pine County, Minn., this summer. More than 5,000 marijuana plants were discovered in that bust, which is about 40 miles away.

The Town of Anderson is located about 50 miles northeast of the Twin Cities.

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