3,000 marijuana plants seized near Nev.-Calif line

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal Nevada law enforcement officials displayed more than 3,000 marijuana plants seized in Esmeralda County earlier this week. Investigators estimate the street value to be between $800,000 and $1 million. No arrests have been made.

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal Nevada law enforcement officials displayed more than 3,000 marijuana plants seized in Esmeralda County earlier this week. Investigators estimate the street value to be between $800,000 and $1 million. No arrests have been made.

Law officers have seized more than 3,000 marijuana plants growing in a remote area along the Nevada-California line about half way between Reno and Las Vegas.

A hiker notified authorities after happening upon the plants growing in the wilderness in Esmeralda County southwest of Tonopah.

State and county investigators estimate the street value of the plants between $800,000 and $1 million.

Esmeralda County Sheriff Kenneth Elgan says there's a great deal of satisfaction to know the pot won't be sold in Nevada or anywhere else.

He says no arrests have been made but the investigation is continuing.

Nevada Public Safety Director Jerry Hafen says it's proof that the state will fight illegal drug trafficking whether its marijuana or methamphetamine.

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