Authorities said Friday that more marijuana was found growing on the slopes
of Palomar Mountain, bringing the total number of plants uprooted at the
remote site to more than 100,000.

The bust was by far the largest in the 22-year history of the county's
eradication efforts and is the largest marijuana farm found in California
this year, said San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Baxter.

No arrests have been made. Several people fled when sheriff's deputies
entered the area July 9 and officers were unable to pursue them over the
rugged terrain.

Newshawk: Terry Liittschwager
Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jul 2001
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2001 Los Angeles Times
Author: Times Staff and Wire Reports
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