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A growing problem: Backcountry pot grows harming environment

08282014 Pot grow

An illegal marijuana garden in Rose Valley was eradicated earlier this month. Along with more than 800 plants and 12 pounds of dry marijuana, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office found a large amount of trash, fertilizer and pesticides. (Photo courtesy of VCSO)

Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor

Three years ago, local narcotics officers eradicated about 168,000 marijuana plants from Ventura County's backcountry.

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