Utah is leading the charge against illegal marijuana grows on public lands thanks to the cooperation among local sheriffs with federal and state agencies. The focus has been moved from irradiating the plants to making arrests.
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Drug cartels are using lands in Utah to grow their marijuana crop. Understanding what to do if you come across a grow is important to keeping yourself safe in the back country. The most important thing to do is to leave the area the same way you came and report it to the sheriff’s office.
It’s a public safety nightmare, illegal marijuana grows on public lands. Our story covers the warning signs that indicate that you may have stumbled onto a marijuana grow.
How do these marijuana grows work? The operations are fairly complex, miles of water line, fertilizers and all sorts of trash. There have been as many as 37 individuals found on a single grow.