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October 20, 2017

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Authorities find nearly 2,400 marijuana plants in Nye County

Local and federal authorities found and destroyed 2,385 marijuana plants last month in Nye County, authorities said today.

The plants were transported in about a dozen helicopter flights to an undisclosed location and burned, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sept. 29 raid — led by the U.S. Forest Service and the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Nevada game wardens — occurred in the mountainous area of Railroad Valley, about 250 miles north of Las Vegas, officials said.

During the raid, authorities encountered two people who fled on foot, officials said.