large outdoor marijuana grow
- INTELLIGENCE BRIEF - DEA AVIATION DIVISION AND DEA YAKIMA RESIDENT OFFICE SEIZE SOPHISTICATED MARIJUANA GROWS IN KLICKITAT COUNTY, WASHINGTON In late August, the Aviation Division's Cannabis Eradication Response Team (CERT), in conjunction with the Yakima Resident Office and state and local law enforcement, seized approximately 65,000 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of nearly $35 million. The marijuana grows were located on the Yakima Nation Indian Reservation in Klickitat County, Washington (see Photo 7). Each grow had an irrigation system sophisticated enough to provide water for individual plants. Additionally, each plot had a camp which housed someone who tended the plants. No one was present at either grow site at the time of the seizures; however, two arrests were made shortly thereafter.