Sheriff: 60 large marijuana plants grown illegally removed from DNR land in southern MN

Photo courtesy Dodge Co. Sheriff's Office.

Monitoring a marijuana grow operation in Dodge County has resulted in 60 large marijuana plants being removed.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 3:03 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 3:05 PM

DODGE COUNTY, Minn. – Monitoring a marijuana grow operation in Dodge County has resulted in 60 large marijuana plants being removed.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday the illegal grow location was in DNR management land west of Mantorville on 617th St. and 220th Ave.
The Sheriff’s Office said it had monitored the location through the summer before authorities removed the plants, equipment and their trail camera to move forward with the case.
“We want to give those involved an opportunity to help themselves out,” Dodge Co. Sheriff Scott Rose said. “We strongly encourage anyone who believes they may have been videotaped at the grow site to come forward to talk to investigators about this incident. More consideration will certainly be given to those who choose to be honest about it and come forward first.”
The Sheriff’s Office called the damage and trespassing to state DNR property “unfortunate” due to the clearing of the area and removal of trees to grow the marijuana.

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