The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said the illegal grow was located in a remote area of Curry County near the California border.
The CCSO said eradication teams were brought in by a helicopter after the area had been secured by an armed ground team. The plants were then cut down and hauled back out to a landing zone by the helicopter and destroyed using a wood chipper.
Deputies said a camouflaged living area was found but no suspects were in the area.
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