Law enforcement continues to raid illegal marijuana grows in Oregon

Law enforcement officers in southern Oregon continue to target illegal marijuana grows, seizing more than 12,000 marijuana plants from a single site with 32 greenhouses in Jackson County last week.

According to the Associated Press, the grow site had been under investigation for a month.

Earlier this month, Jackson County law enforcement busted three unlicensed marijuana operations, seizing nearly 4,000 plants and more than 1,300 pounds of processed illicit-market marijuana, according to Medford, Oregon, TV station KTVL.

And a narcotics group in Douglas County, Oregon, said it has “eradicated” illegal marijuana from five sites that had more than 8,000 plants total, Eugene TV station KEZI reported.

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“The scale of these operations is unlike anything we have ever seen before and they are destructive to our communities,” the officials said in a news release.

Last year, Oregon lawmakers set aside $25 million to crack down on illegal marijuana grows, which have become a major issue in the state.