Marijuana Grow Sites Found in Oconto County
OCONTO, Wis.--National, state and local law enforcement investigators say they've uncovered a large scale marijuana grow site in Oconto County. In all, 15,000 plants were recovered worth about $15 million on the streets.
The site was found along the south branch of the Oconto River in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The area is near the intersection of HWY 64 and County Road T in the towns of Doty and Mountain.
Seven people were arrested and face charges. Investigators are not sure how long the grow has been in existence. Ed Wall of the state Division of Criminal Investigation says the plants were in good condition with some already harvested. Crews have begun the process of removing and destroying the plants.