July 22, 1999 |
A raid on a marijuana farm hidden by thick vegetation netted about 7,200 plants Wednesday, some of them 7 feet tall, that had an estimated street value of $21 million, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department said. No arrests were immediately made. Investigators acting on an anonymous tip found the plants in nine "gardens" on a 20-acre site in a mountainous area of this unincorporated community, Sheriff's Lt. Steve Boltz said. The plants were three to four weeks from maturity, Boltz said.