TRIDENT seizes 928 pot plants in Garfield County
August 25, 2009
GARFIELD COUNTY – The Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team seized 928 marijuana plants at a grow location east of Cattle Creek Monday.
According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the growing operation was located on County Road 113 between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Most of the plants were four to five feet tall, the release said, and had an estimated street value of around $2 million.
“From information gathered at the scene, it appears that this grow has been well established for some time,” the release stated.
The sheriff’s office was not releasing any specifics on the ongoing investigation, nor would authorities say whether the operation was located on public or private land.
TRIDENT, a multi-jurisdictional task force, also seized over 800 marijuana plants near Battlement Mesa in 2008. At the time, that was considered the largest marijuana-growing operation ever in Garfield County.