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Crime70 Tons of Weed Buried in Landfill After Seizures at Over 100 Illegal Grows in Anza Valley

17:25  08 june  2019
17:25  08 june  2019 Source:   ktla.com

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Nearly 70 tons of weed were buried at a landfill in Beaumont after a series of seizures at illegal grow operations in the Anza Valley on June 5, 2019. Roughly 70 tons of marijuana seized during raids at more than 100 illegal growing operations across the Anza Valley this week was promptly

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70 Tons of Weed Buried in Landfill After Seizures at Over 100 Illegal Grows in Anza Valley© Credit: Riverside County Departm/TNS Nearly 70 tons of weed were buried at a landfill in Beaumont after a series of seizures at illegal grow operations in the Anza Valley on June 5, 2019.

Roughly 70 tons of marijuana seized during raids at more than 100 illegal growing operations across the Anza Valley this week was promptly buried at a landfill in Beaumont, officials said Friday.

The sweep was conducted Wednesday, with about 700 law enforcement officials serving search warrants at 118 locations throughout the area, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Eight people were ultimately arrested and 17 firearms were seized — along with 140,877 marijuana plants and 3,037 pounds of processed pot, authorities said.

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A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

Landfills and dumps buried over often become suburban home sites in later years, unbeknownst to people who may live on them. About two-thirds of landfill waste contains biodegradable organic matter from households, business and industry. As this material decomposes, it releases methane gas.

The plants carried an estimated street value of $189 million.

All 70 tons of the weed plants were buried at the Lamb Canyon Landfill in Beaumont, where officials worked past 11 p.m. to dispose of the cannabis, Department of Waste Resources staff said Friday.

Officials say other refuse was immediately piled on top of the cannabis.

The raids were conducted in response to concerns community members expressed about the growing operations, sheriff’s officials said.

#AnzaValley Final Update:

Deputies and Officers are still actively investigating illegal marijuana grows.

As of now, several firearms were seized, over one hundred locations searched, and about a dozen arrests.

A PR will be published with final stats this evening https://t.co/PjmV851TSHpic.twitter.com/BM2HHyOVLv

— Riverside County Sheriff's Dept (@RSO) June 5, 2019

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