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Illegal cannabis grow operation busted in Tepusquet area

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Detectives seized 4,000 cannabis plants and about 200 pounds of dried cannabis products during a search warrant in the Tepusquet area Wednesday. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Detectives seized 4,000 cannabis plants and about 200 pounds of dried cannabis products during a search warrant in the Tepusquet area Wednesday.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that detectives with the department's Cannabis Compliance Team had served a warrant at a grow operation near Pine Canyon and Highway 166.

Investigators believe the cannabis that was seized would have otherwise been sold illegally.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife and agents with the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting also assisted in serving the warrant.

Crime / Santa Maria - North County
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Lindsay Zuchelli

Lindsay Zuchelli is the Executive Producer at NewsChannel 3-12.

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