Task force finds $2.5 Million marijuana bonanza on Sugarloaf Mountain

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A man whose identity has been disguised carries a giant bundle of marijuana.

Last month, the West Metro Drug Task Force found and eradicated what the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office describes as "a sophisticated outdoor marijuana grow operation in the Pike National Forest on Sugarloaf Mountain." Turns out a rancher was alerted to the weed field when searching for stray cattle who may or may not have been jonesing for a hit. What follows is a slideshow of JCSO photos showing Task Force members collecting over 5,100 plants, which weighed in at nearly one ton. No arrests have been made in the incident, presumably meaning that the perpetrators are still out there. They can be identified by their green thumbs. Captions by Michael Roberts.

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