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National forest lands being used for illegal marijuana operations

Over the last three years, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF), in cooperation with interagency enforcement agencies, has eradicated numerous marijuana grows that were cultivated by large drug trafficking organizations.

These grow sites were located on the Nicolet land base (2010 and 2012) and the Chequamegon land base (2011), and all were first reported by hunters and fishermen, according to Forest Service officials.

The illegal activity of growing and harvesting marijuana on public lands is expected to continue, according to forest Public Affairs Officer Suzanne Flory.

“The safety of the public and employees is the top priority for the U.S Forest Service,”

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:12 PM

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