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Police hunt suspects after massive haul in Wisconsin national forest

Posted on August 13th, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , , .

cannabisWisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Aug. 11 that six suspects—five Mexican nationals and one US citizen—were arrested in connection with a large-scale cannabis cultivation operation in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Officers from federal, state and local enforcement agencies eradicated some 10,000 plants over several acres about 25 miles northwest of Park Falls. Law enforcement was alerted by a hunter’s tip last November. About 175 agents were involved in the operation, which uncovered the crops and a campsite used by the growers, where loaded firearms were reportedly found. Ashland County residents have been warned not to pick up hitchhikers as agents continue to search for four suspects.

Agencies involved in the operation include the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, Forest Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, and a seven-county local drug force. (Superior Telegram, AP, Aug. 12; Fox News, Aug. 11)

Photo: Themadpothead

 

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