Pueblo County Crime

More than 7,400 pot plants discovered on US Forest Service land near Rye

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - The Pueblo County Sheriff's deputies discovered what they are calling to be the second largest marijuana operation uncovered in Pueblo County on Friday. 

Hikers in the Huckleberry Hills area, which is located northwest of Rye, spotted the grow as well as a group of people hanging around it acting suspiciously. 

When deputies got there, they found more than 7,400 plants in two separate fields in the San Isabel National Forest. 

They also came across a couple of people who were dressed in camouflage, and investigators believe they were caring for the plants. 

No arrests have been made at this time. 

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is looking at the possibility of this grow being connected to previous grows which was created by the Mexican Cartel. 

This is the fifth illegal grow ever found in fields on or near the San Isabel National Forest in the past five years. 

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