3 illegal marijuana grows with 700 plants busted in El Paso County

Three illegal marijuana growing operations were uncovered and raided in El Paso County on Wednesday, with more than 700 plants, worth an estimated $700,000, seized.

Investigators also seized $28,000 and five firearms while serving search warrants at three locations, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

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Illegal marijuana raids in El Paso County.

The search warrants were executed in the 20000 block of Sahara Drive, the 15000 block of Wagon Trail and at 33000 E. Highway 24, according to the sheriff’s office.