Marijuana Cultivation Site Discovered/Removed in Santa Monica Mountains

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Park rangers and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies removed two tons of trash and mature marijuana plants from National Park Service land off of Kanan Dume Road on Friday.

In a statement released by the National Park Service Chief Ranger for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Evan Jones said the site had “all the characteristics of a Mexican drug trafficking organization” including “heavy use of chemicals, aggressive clearing of native vegetation and a very labor intensive grow site.”

Another marijuana cultivation site was found nearby in Zuma Canyon this summer.