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Pot Bust Could Be The Biggest Ever In Boise County
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Two marijuana grow operations discovered in Boise County could be worth more than $100 million -- making it the largest pot discovered in the county.
"The estimated street value of marijuana plants removed from Boise County in these grows was (of) epic proportions," the county said in a news release.
Law enforcement officials say about 40,000 plants were discovered in the Rabbit Creek area as well as east of Lowman in the Payette River drainage in the past seven days.
Officials say they found ready to harvest plants as well as an elaborate irrigation drip system, which used miles of plastic tubing. Camping gear and food was also found.
Police say they have arrested five people in connection to the marijuana grows, but they've yet to be identified. A search warrant was issued on a house in Caldwell. Police say they seized nearly $69,000 in cash, seven vehicles and 348 pounds of pot.