More than 900 marijuana plants worth an estimated $1.35 million have been destroyed, as part of ongoing investigation on the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. Arrests have not been made in the case.
The plants were discovered in a heavily wooded area of the reservation, and burned after investigators examined the grow site on August 14th. This was the largest such find since a 2010 operation which included portions of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
That investigation found more than 70,000 marijuana plants, most of them at 11 grow sites in Oconto and Menominee counties. Agencies involved in the most recent operation include the Menominee Tribal Police Department, the Native American Drug & Gang Initiative Taskforce, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, and three sheriff’s departments.