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Butte County Sheriff's Office raids two marijuana grows

Published On: Jul 23 2013 08:52:55 PM CDT

Deputies raided two marijuana grows in the mountains of Butte County, eradicating thousands of plants.

The deputies did not locate any suspects, but they did report finding two marijuana growing camps, one in the Concow area near Dogwood Creek and the other in the Feather Falls area near Echo Ridge Road.

According the the sheriff's office, both marijuana gardens were located through the use of the Butte County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

The Concow garden had a camp area that appeared to have been ravaged through by bears and other wild animals. The deputies said they found a shrine that included worshiping candels for St. Jude and La Santa Muerte, or Holy Death. The deputies said they suspected that the growers ran out of water for the plants and abandoned the garden.

At the second camp in the Feather Falls area, deputies eradicated 9,012 plants from the garden. They also found 10 lb. boxes of fertilizer, a 25 lb. bucket of rat poison and a fairly large camp.