California: Topanga State Park Marijuana Farm Discovered with Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Pot

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 13, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A marijuana farm was discovered in Topanga State Park in California, and law enforcement officers removed nearly 5,000 pounds of mature marijuana plants.

The estimated value of the removed plants is $2.5 million, according to CBS

Along with the marijuana, over 500 pounds of trash, camping gear, and cultivation tools were removed.

No suspects were at the scene when the officers descended upon it, and none are in custody. 

“The pot farm was divided into seven separate plots, each hidden in the chaparral forest, and the damage to the ecosystem was significant,” said the California Department of Parks and Recreation in a statement, according to the LA Times

Topanga State Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, with views of the Pacific Ocean. The park is entirely within the Los Angeles city limits. 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.