Oregon state police last week confiscated roughly 500,000 pounds of unlicensed cannabis with an estimated value of $500 million that had been stored in five separate warehouses.
In a news release, authorities:
- Called the bust “epic.”
- Said the raids and seizures in White City took two full days.
- Detained and interviewed more than 100 people.
The Oregon state police said in the release that “this is a very involved investigation and will be ongoing for several weeks.”
The bust is part of an ongoing crackdown on illegal marijuana cultivation operations in California and Washington state.
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In Washington state, authorities destroyed roughly 13,000 pounds of illicit cannabis earlier this month.
And in Southern California, authorities seized approximately $1 billion worth of illegal marijuana in June.
– John Schroyer