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Agents nab two attending pot garden

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Two brothers were arrested and 23,000 marijuana plants were destroyed by narcotics agents after a two-hour foot pursuit Thursday through the foothills of Eastern Madera County, officials announced.

Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET) agents raided the garden just before dawn and two K9 trackers from the California Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team chased two alleged growers who tried to flee, officials said.

It took the K9 agents nearly two hours to catch Jose Ignacio Cardenas, 23, and Jorge Alejandro Cardenas, 36, after chasing them through dense brush and poison oak, up and down steep slopes in the rugged foothills, said Madera County Sheriff spokeswoman Erica Stuart.

The pair was allegedly operating what agents described as an extremely large marijuana garden, complete with an elaborate drip system on private land above Raymond, Stuart said...


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