Marijuana field found near Prospect

PROSPECT — Police pulled another 1,928 marijuana plants from Jackson County soil Wednesday morning in the Abbot Creek area near Prospect, officials said.

Jackson County Sheriff's Department officials were alerted to the garden by National Guard helicopter pilots who recently flew over the area, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said.

Sheriff's officials along with U.S. Forest Service personnel and Jackson County Narcotics Enforcement Team members spent around eight hours pulling the plants and destroying them, Winters said.

The plants stood between six and eight feet high, Winters said.

An abandoned camp was discovered nearby. No arrests were made, Winters said.

"We think we'll find evidence soon linking this grow to the one we found in the Applegate Valley earlier this summer," Winters added.

This brings the total number of marijuana plants seized by the sheriff's department to 41,404, Winters said.

The bulk of these were found last week in the Applegate Valley.

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