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More than 20,000 cannabis plants have been discovered in what authorities are calling an elaborate and sophisticated growing operation in Fresno Valley, Calif., reports ABC 30.
The grow was allegedly discovered as authorities took to the skies to monitor two other known growing locations. They found a third operation in between the two sites.
The aroma was reportedly so pungent that authorities could smell the farm from the air.
“We were about 1,100 feet (elevation) and about two miles away and we smelled it in the aircraft,” a sheriff’s sergeant told ABC 30.
With assistance from the National Guard, deputies spent the better part of the weekend tearing down the operation that was spread across 18 greenhouses and 40 acres.
On Facebook, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office clarified that 21,192 plants were seized. They had initially estimated that there were more than 50,000 plants at the location.