Nearly 20,000 Pot Plants Cleared in Two busts

August 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A pair of big pot busts cleared as much as $80-million dollars worth of marijuana off forest land in Tulare County.Sheriff's deputies and forest service operatives found almost 13,000 plants at Deadman Canyon Friday. Investigators say the plants would have yielded $52-million dollars worth of pot.

Thursday, they found another garden in Long Canyon with almost 7,000 plants. That's a street value of more than $27-million dollars.

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