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Marijuana was neatly planted between rows of grapevines

Madera County Sheriff John Anderson, along with sheriff’s deputies and agents of the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team, spent most of Friday tearing out nearly 10,000 marijuana plants growing in a Madera County vineyard.

It was the second big illegal marijuana operation discovered in the county this month.

The landowner found the plants growing between grape vines, spanning approximately 39 acres of his property, said Erica Stuart, sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

The covert marijuana farm, located on the county’s west side, was concealed by fully mature grape vines and not easy to spot...


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