Madera County narcotic investigators uncovered more than 600 pounds of marijuana Monday morning northeast of Madera, bringing a two-month investigation to a close, officials said.
Investigators found more than 383 pounds of processed marijuana, 291 marijuana plants estimated to weigh at least one pound each, and a shotgun in a house near Avenue 17 and Amador Street, where they believe marijuana was being grown and harvested, the Madera County Sheriff's Department said. Investigators also found paraphernalia used to sell and transport the marijuana.
Seven people were detained. Three of them had medical marijuana cards, which allowed them to have a total of 18 to 22 pounds of marijuana, the sheriff's department said.
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